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Experts Find Serious Problems With Switzerland's Online Voting System Before Public Penetration Test Even Begins

The public penetration test doesn’t begin until next week, but experts who examined leaked code for the Swiss internet voting system say it’s poorly designed and makes it difficult to audit the code for security and configure it to operate securely.

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Scientists Dressed Horses Like Zebras to Figure Out Why They Have Stripes

The experiment aimed to resolve the longstanding debate over the evolutionary purpose of zebra stripes.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Hawaiian Estate to Be Opened to the Public for an Auction Next Month

The Facebook CEO's land grab on Kauai has culminated in a public auction set for March.

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'Far Cry New Dawn,' 'Metro Exodus,' and the Post-Apocalypse We Need

Two new video games look at a world ruined by nuclear war and offer two very different meditations on hope and power.

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Astronomers Discover a New Moon Orbiting Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.

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Google’s New Rules for Apps Could Put Sex Workers in Danger

Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.

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PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners

The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.

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How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.

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This Programmer Turned the 36-Year-Old Apple IIe into a Robot

Yet again the Apple II community has found something extremely cool to do with the vintage computer.

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'Anthem' Is a Hot Mess

Three big reasons why BioWare's online mech shooter still feels like it's fighting the player just days before its wide release.

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Toxic Black Snow Is Covering Towns in Siberia

“The future of our children is terrifying.”

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Facial Recognition Software Regularly Misgenders Trans People

Human computer interfaces are almost never built with transgender people in mind, and continue to reinforce existing biases.

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Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years

A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.

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New Bill Would Stop Internet Service Providers From Screwing You With Hidden Fees

Cable giants routinely advertise one rate then charge you another thanks to hidden fees a well-lobbied government refuses to do anything about.

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Are Hackintosh Users More Passionate About the Mac Than Apple?

The Hackintosh has become a phenomenon in recent years, despite knotty ethical questions, because Apple’s neglected superfans won’t stop thinking different.

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