‘Space Jam’ and the Fury of an Algorithm Scorned

Say what you will about Space Jam: A New Legacy, but Don Cheadle really goes for it. He threatens, he cajoles, he chews the scenery with the enthusiasm of a rabid guinea pig. Just fully cannonballs into the role of a spurned genius exacting revenge. In the context of...

The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Over

Nearly three weeks ago, a ransomware attack against a little-known IT software company called Kaseya spiraled into a full-on epidemic, with hackers seizing the computers as many as 1,500 businesses, including a major Swedish grocery chain. Last week, the notorious...

Venmo Gets More Private—but It’s Still Not Fully Safe

“Venmo’s finally getting the message that maximum publicity on a financial app is a terrible idea,” says Kaili Lambe, senior campaigner at the Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit focused on internet openness and accessibility. “However, from the beginning we have been...

Give Every Remote Control a Tracker

A lost remote control is the most minor of crises. Barely an annoyance really, typically resolved by flipping enough couch cushions. Which is perhaps why it’s taken so long for the disruptive types to get around to finding solutions. Those solutions are here now,...