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Spyware Scandals Are Ripping Through Europe

Last year in Hungary, six people discovered their phones had been hacked by NSO group’s Pegasus, after they were tipped off by the...

Silicon Valley Conservatives Are Stepping Out of the Shadows

That stigma no longer seems to apply. There may not necessarily be more who lean right, but you no longer see stories with...

Tech’s Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive

In the Past year, Sebastián, a developer based in Ecuador, has received more LinkedIn messages from recruiters trying to poach him than ever...

Colleges Are Already Ditching Income-Share Agreements

Student advocates say that feature constitutes a prepayment penalty, which is forbidden under federal rules governing student loans. In its March announcement, the...

This Man Built His Own ISP. Now He’s Getting $2.6M to Expand It

Jared Mauch, the Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home internet provider because he couldn’t get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is...

Smiling Dogs? Horses Made of Clouds? Captcha Has Gone Too Far

However, after several decades, it appears as if captcha’s dominance over the internet could be waning. Apple has decided to give the technology...

Meta Just Happens to Expand Messenger’s End-to-End Encryption

A Nebraska woman and her 17-year-old daughter are facing felony and misdemeanor charges related to allegedly performing an abortion after 20 weeks, which...

Sloppy Use of Machine Learning Is Causing a ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ in Science

Kapoor and Narayanan organized a workshop late last month to draw attention to what they call a “reproducibility crisis” in science that makes...

TikTok Is ‘Shadow-Promoting’ Banned Content in Russia

In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin criminalized anything it considered “false information” about state entities or the war in...

Big Takeaways From the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid

Very few people ever find themselves on the receiving end of an FBI search warrant—even fewer end up escaping criminal charges.The fact that...

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