security
Don’t Fall for This New Email Scam Threatening to Expose Your Porn Habits

If you received an email from “hackers” claiming they recorded you watching porn and will send all your data to your loved ones if you don’t promptly pay up, take a beat. It’s probably a scam. Read More >>

crime
Fyre Festival Organiser Sentenced to Six Years in Prison 

Billy McFarland, the organiser of the spectacular clusterfuck that was Fyre Festival, was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for fraud. “Let’s just do it and be legends, man,” a marketing executive for the festival reportedly said as the event’s imminent catastrophe became increasingly evident. His reported divination came true, man, but not for the glory they had apparently hoped for. Read More >>

crime
Met Police Tell Women Not to Use Headphones Following a String of Sexual Assaults

After 10 women were assaulted in northwest London over the past nine months, local police are now urging women to not use headphones when they’re out walking alone. Read More >>

instagram
You Can Now Turn on Better Two-Factor Authentication on Instagram – and You Should

Two-factor authentication is a simple and crucial step toward preventing someone from hacking into your account, and Instagram just updated this key security feature for all users. Read More >>

instagram
Instagram Will Use Machine Learning to Help Tackle Cyberbullying

As hundreds of millions of people flood social networks, tech companies are struggling to weed out harassment on their platforms—and so they’re turning to machines for help. On Tuesday, Instagram announced it was doing just that. Read More >>

apple
Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to US Congress

Last week, a report from Bloomberg made some wildly egregious allegations about Apple and Amazon, claiming they were among a number of victims of a Chinese surveillance operation. Both tech companies quickly and fiercely refuted the claims in the report, and now yet another strongly-worded denial is available to read in full. Read More >>

news
Detained Interpol Chief’s Last Message to His Wife Was a Knife Emoji

Now-former Interpol head Meng Hongwei was reported missing by his wife, Grace, last week, claiming she hadn’t heard from her husband in 10 days while he was visiting China, according to the French Interior Ministry. On Sunday, Grace told reporters at a press conference in Lyon that the last message she received from her husband was a knife emoji, which she believed was him signalling to her that he was in danger. Read More >>

business
Silicon Valley Billionaire’s Effort to Keep Surfers Off Beach Is a Total Wipeout

Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla really wants to keep the public off of his stretch of the coastline—so much so, that he petitioned to have his case heard by America’s highest court. On Monday, however, the US Supreme Court decided that it won’t hear the Silicon Valley billionaire’s appeal. Read More >>

disasters
Indonesia’s Tsunami-Detection Buoys Haven’t Worked In Years 

After an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia on Friday left more than 800 people dead, a spokesperson for the nation’s board of national disaster affairs revealed that a critical part of its warning and detection system hasn’t been working for years. Read More >>

facebook
New Lawsuit Claims Facebook Enabled Human Trafficking On Its Platform 

A woman filed a lawsuit this week against a number of companies, alleging they helped enable the sexual exploitation of minors. The companies listed in the complaint include the now-defunct US site Backpage, a hotel chain, and Facebook. Read More >>

facebook
Vietnam Convicts Second Person This Week for Anti-Government Facebook Posts 

On Thursday, police in Vietnam reported that a court had jailed a 40-year-old man for two and a half years due to the comments included in his Facebook posts. This is the second Facebook-related imprisonment in the country in the past week. Read More >>

health
The Startup That’ll Inject You With Young Blood Says It’s Opening a Clinic In New York City

Ambrosia—the startup that injects the plasma of young people into those 35 and older—is looking to open up shop in New York City. Read More >>

advertising
Distracted Boyfriend Meme Job Ad Discriminates Against Women, Swedish Regulators Say

Sweden’s advertising watchdog ruled that an employer’s recruitment post on Facebook and Instagram discriminated against women. The offending content was the inclusion of the Distracted Boyfriend meme. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Sued by Former Content Moderator Over ‘Debilitating PTSD’

Facebook likes to outsource its most egregious issues, and weeding out the platform’s gruesome and graphic content is no exception. On Friday, a former Facebook content moderator sued the social network, alleging that she suffers from psychological trauma as a result of the job. Read More >>

instagram
Report: Instagram’s IGTV ‘Recommended’ Videos of Graphic Violence and Possible Child Abuse

The largest tech platforms in the world have yet to prove that they can effectively and expeditiously moderate their hellish platforms, and Instagram is no exception. Read More >>