On Christmas Day, F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen pulled out of RSA's annual security conference in protest over RSA's collaboration with the NSA (they weakened their own security to make NSA spying easier). He's not the only one: more security experts cancelled their RSA appearances, including Atredis's Josh Thomas and Jeffrey Carr, who has called for a boycott of the event.
The Washington Post reports that Michael Langeman, an FBI agent who failed to investigate U.S.A Gymnastics child abuser Larry Nassar, has finally been fired. The news comes barely hours before a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which several of Nasser's victims—gymnastics stars McKayla Maroney, Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman—are scheduled to… READ THE REST
A judge in Dallas today dismissed the NRA's bankruptcy filing, writing that it was made in bad faith and that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre's behavior was "nothing less than shocking." U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale said the NRA did not file for Chapter 11 in good faith, but instead filed to avoid oversight by New… READ THE REST
I first heard the story of Steven Donziger on the fifth season Amy Westervelt's brilliant true crime climate change podcast Drilled! But Esquire also recently published an excellent story about him as well. As of that article's publication, he'd been under house arrest for 590 days after being slapped with an ankle bracelet for the… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST