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Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has been in publication since March/April 1993. Several spin-offs have been launched, including Wired UK, Wired Italia, Wired Japan, and Wired Germany.Source
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The UAE’s First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist

The UAE’s First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist

Al-Amiri knows what it’s like to build a spacecraft, but she’s never launched one to Mars—or during a global pandemic. As the deputy project manager for the United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary mission—and the country’s minister of state for advanced sciences—the 33-year-old engineer has spent the past few years bouncing between Dubai and Boulder, Colorado, where a team of Emirati scientists have been busy building a robotic satellite meteorologist called Hope. These days, Al-Amiri is quarantining near the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, where Hope is expected to depart on a...

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Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

the first to think he’d discovered life on Mars, but he was among the last. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the American astronomer published a series of books that observable features on the surface of the Red Planet were the handiwork of an intelligent species on the verge of extinction. The objects of Lowell’s fascination—and the wider astronomy community’s scorn—were the so-called “Martian canals,” which he believed were used to route water from the planet’s ice caps.Everything you need to know about SETI, the Drake equation, ’Oumuamua, and hot tubs.NASA has been robotically...

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15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

a , tech companies find themselves at a crossroads. Giants like Google and Facebook stopped responding to requests for user data in the city, but may eventually have to pull out altogether.One marquee name to exit Hong Kong already is TikTok, which remains eager to prove its distance from its China-based parent company. TikTok also found itself embroiled in a confusing episode on Friday, when an internal Amazon email indicated that the company was ordering employees ; hours later, Amazon stated that the email was sent in error. Hate it when the drafts go live, especially when they cause an...

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Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

justice are sweeping the country. Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, named and unnamed, America has finally reached its moment of reckoning. And politicians are starting to respond. But you can’t end police violence without ending police surveillance. That starts with , a technology perfectly designed for the automation of racism.WIRED OPINIONABOUTTawana Petty is director of the Data Justice Program at Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads the Our Data Bodies project. She is also a convening member of the Detroit Digital Justice...

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Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

a large-scale fraud campaign that used knock-off domains and malicious apps to scam customers in 62 countries around the world. ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on , a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED's parent company, Condé Nast.The software maker and cloud-service provider last week obtained a that allowed it to seize six domains, five of which contained the word “office.” The company said attackers used them in a sophisticated campaign designed to trick CEOs and other high-ranking business leaders into wiring...

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An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

who instigated an unprecedented of renewed criticism of the social media company for tolerating . In a meeting with Facebook executives on Tuesday, and a civil rights released Wednesday, activists demanded the company act more forcefully against specific posts, and change its management structure and business model.The audit, commissioned by Facebook in 2018, found the company has been slow to adopt changes to protect users from discrimination and harassment. “Facebook has made notable progress in some areas, but it has not yet devoted enough resources or moved with sufficient speed to...

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DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

a mainstream email provider, it likely the obviously useless and potentially malicious spam you receive, like scammy prescription drug offers and unsolicited sex tips. But when it comes to the endless promo emails from retailers and newsletters you don't remember signing up for, you're mostly . Now a from DoNotPay, a suite of , offers a lifeline that will make it easier to unsubscribe from email lists in a privacy-conscious way. It'll also try to earn you some cash along the way.To use most subscription management tools, like Unroll.me, you have to to your email account, so it can crawl...

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Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

has turned Hong Kong into a battleground for the United States and China's escalating war over control of the global internet. Whether Hong Kong eventually falls behind China’s Great Firewall will depend on how strictly Beijing enforces the regulation, and how willing are to stand up in the face of —particularly when their business interests are at stake. Some tech giants like Google and Facebook have already paused accepting requests for data from Hong Kong authorities. Others, like Chinese-owned TikTok, have decided to pull out of the region altogether.The was imposed by the Chinese...

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Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

car was never going to be easy. But Karl Iagnemma says he didn’t expect it to be this hard. “Vehicles are these massively complex systems, and to [build self-driving cars], we need to integrate them with another very complex system and do it in a way that’s reliable and cost-optimized. It’s really, really hard,” says Iagnemma, the president and CEO of a joint venture formed in March between South Korea’s and startup Aptiv. “I think that's one of the things that most players in the industry underappreciated, myself included.”That realization has led to a rash of partnerships between...

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The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery

The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery

years ago, the organisms of Earth were having a very bad time—the very worst time, you might say. The Permian-Triassic extinction event was unfolding, in which 70 percent of land species and 96 percent of marine species disappeared. Runaway global warming had raised equatorial ocean temperatures to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The seas rapidly acidified, so shelled critters struggled to build their protective homes. Indeed, the fossil record shows these species got it the worst—strong evidence that the extinction’s culprit was CO2 mucking with the oceans’ pH balance, and the rest of the planet,...

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This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease—Without Crispr Gene Editing

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease—Without Crispr Gene Editing

curing inherited disease has made headlines, including at WIRED, for years. ( , , , and .) Finally, at least for one family, the is turning out to deliver more hope than hype. A year after 34-year-old Victoria Gray received an infusion of billions of Crispr’d cells, last week that those cells were still alive and alleviating the complications of her sickle cell disease. Researchers say it’s still too soon to call it a cure. But as the first person with a genetic disorder to be successfully treated with Crispr in the US, it’s a huge milestone. And with dozens more clinical trials currently...

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Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Networking Equipment Bug

Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Networking Equipment Bug

uses a certain piece of networking equipment from Seattle-based F5 Networks had a rude interruption to their July 4 weekend, as a critical vulnerability turned the holiday into a race to implement a fix. Those who haven't done so by now may now have a much larger problem on their hands. Late last week, government agencies, including the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team and Cyber Command, in a line of BIG-IP products sold by F5. The agencies recommended security professionals immediately implement a patch to protect the devices from hacking techniques that could fully take...

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How to Passcode Lock Any App on Your Phone

How to Passcode Lock Any App on Your Phone

hope, already protecting your phone with a PIN, a fingerprint, or a face (or all three), but sometimes you'll want to add an extra barrier to particular apps—if you're lending your phone to a friend, say, or if your kids or partner are always borrowing your phone for whatever reason. How you want to apply this additional protection is up to you. Some apps come with it built in; in other cases you'll need to enlist the help of a third-party app. The process is also different depending on whether you're using Android or iOS, and so we've split our guide up into two sections.Locking Apps on...

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The Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in the Senate

The Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in the Senate

that you see a new strain of Mac-targeted ransomware, but this week , also called EvilQuest, a malware strain that keeps on giving—or taking, as it were. ThiefQuest appears to be Mac ransomware, but it doesn't seem like its developers have any intention of decrypting victims' files. Likely that points to a cash grab, since ThiefQuest also has a whole other set of malicious functionality that installs a persistent backdoor on victims' computers, exfiltrates data, wields a keylogger, and scans for financial data like cryptocurrency wallets. The spyware/ransomware combo is being distributed...

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The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

we say about 2020 so far? Between a deadly pandemic whose reach and scale is unprecedented in our lifetimes, the corresponding global economic downturn, geopolitical strife around the world, and widespread civil rights uprisings, the first six months of the year have been remarkable in every way. And all of this has had a profound impact on cybersecurity dynamics and risks, not to mention digital attacks. So much has happened in cyberspace over the past six months that it's daunting to think what the back half of the year will bring. For now, let's reflect on the major hacks and breaches...

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Jul 3
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Why Are Rich People So Mean?

Why Are Rich People So Mean?

Rivlin wrote a New York Times feature profile of . One of them, Hal Steger, lived with his wife in a million-dollar house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their net worth was about $3.5 million. Assuming a reasonable return of 5 percent, Steger and his wife were positioned to cash out, invest their capital, and glide through the rest of their lives on a passive income of around $175,000 per year after glorious year. Instead, Rivlin wrote, “Most mornings, [Steger] can be found at his desk by 7. He typically works 12 hours a day and logs an extra 10 hours over the weekend.” Steger, 51 at the...

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Sep 26
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‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing

‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing

party” has come to Alabama. Even as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the state reached , news came out this week that college students in Tuscaloosa have been throwing parties with infected guests, then betting on the contagion that ensues. “They put money in a pot and they try to get Covid,” said City Council member Sonya McKinstry. “Whoever gets Covid first gets the pot. It makes no sense.”That much, at least, is true: This story makes no sense. Despite its implausibility and utter lack of valid sourcing, the fantasy of Alabama virus gamblers has nonetheless exploded...

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Jul 2
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An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming

An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming

gaming lives inside metal cages, if you believe some of the biggest gaming companies out there. Piled on hardware racks, blinking with little green lights, it’s calculated inside stacked-together computers and pumped out of a remote server through big underground tubes. It is distributed across the globe—Shanghai, London, Prague, Virginia—from nondescript, city block-sized architectural monoliths. To see it up close, you would need to pass through multiple levels of security. Over the past two years, it seems every major gaming and tech company has launched a : Microsoft’s Project xCloud,...

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New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

ransomware may seem ubiquitous, but there haven't been too many strains tailored specifically to infect Apple's Mac computers since the surfaced only four years ago. So when Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher at the firm K7 Lab, on Tuesday about a new example of Mac ransomware, that fact alone was significant. It turns out, though, that the malware, which researchers are now calling ThiefQuest, gets more interesting from there. (Researchers originally dubbed it EvilQuest, until they discovered the Steam game series of the same name.)In addition to ransomware, ThiefQuest has a whole other...

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In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

adds water-repelling nanocoatings to smartphones and other gadgets. Normally, it flies engineers to its clients’ factories to identify and solve quality-control problems.That’s not an option in a world where flights are grounded, borders closed, and security tightened. So in some plants, P2i now relies on a system that uses to look for even the slightest defects.“Over the last four months, since the coronavirus, we've had to reevaluate how we are going to service and deploy our machines worldwide,” says Neal Harkrider, chief operating officer at P2i.To spot problems, P2i is using technology...

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Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19

Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19

year, Jaggar Henry was enjoying the summer like so many other teens. The 17-year-old had a job, was hanging out with friends on the weekends, and just generally spending a lot of time online. But then, at the end of July, Henry combed his hair, donned a slightly oversized Oxford shirt, and appeared before his in Polk County, Florida—one of the larger school districts in the US—to outline a slew of security flaws he had found in its digital systems. His presentation was the culmination of months of work and focused on software used by more than 100,000 students.Those vulnerabilities have...

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Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety and efficiency. A nuclear reactor works best when the core is really hot, but if it gets too hot it will cause a meltdown and the environment will get poisoned and people may die and it will take billions of dollars to clean up the mess.The last time this happened was less than a decade ago, when a massive earthquake followed by a series of tsunamis caused a . But a coming online in...

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Daniel Oberhaus
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NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI

NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI

ago, NASA unveiled its that will be worn by astronauts when they return to the moon in 2024 as part of the agency’s . The Extravehicular Mobility Unit—or xEMU—is NASA’s first major upgrade to its space suit in nearly 40 years and is designed to make life easier for astronauts who will spend a lot of time . It will allow them to bend and stretch in ways they couldn’t before, easily don and doff the suit, swap out components for a better fit, and go months without making a repair.But the biggest improvements weren’t on display at the suit’s unveiling last fall. Instead, they’re hidden away in...

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Jun 29
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This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

plodding along with your head slumped and shoulders sagging. Maybe you’re angry and alert, hurrying along upright. Or maybe you’re annoyingly happy, skipping down the street. Whatever your gait, that combined with your facial expression is nonverbally signaling to other people how much space they should give you—and being able to accurately read these cues is an essential skill for our social species. And perhaps for robots, too. Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed an algorithm called , which gives a little wheeled robot the power to analyze your gait in real time, and...

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May 18
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Privacy Isn’t a Right You Can Click Away

Privacy Isn’t a Right You Can Click Away

ever read a privacy disclosure? Even once? Facebook’s data privacy policy is more than 4,000 words. It contains dozens of links to hundreds of pages of complex terms and agreements. Even if you had the time to read it, you’d need a law degree and a data science background to understand which rights you’re signing away and what frightening experiments Facebook is cooking up with your private life as raw material.WIRED OPINIONABOUTSherrod Brown is Ohio’s senior US senator and ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.And even if you do have handfuls of...

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