I Handed Over My Facebook Password to an Indonesian Hacker. Now We’re Friends.
What happens when you strike up a conversation with your hacker a half a world away.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
The Myth of a Borderless Internet
Why the Internet isn’t the global playing field you thought it was: Twitter, Google Maps, and other services carefully censor what they show to people in different places around the world.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
The Long Life of a Quick ‘Fix’
A Washington Post story about how to take down the Internet.
What’s a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal.
Is there anything positive about these blood-sucking insects?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
I Made an Untraceable AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun’ in My Office—And It Was Easy
An interesting story about how a reporter built a functional, untraceable AR-15 by buying most of the parts and then using a $1,500 CNC desktop-sized mill to make the gun’s lower receiver (the part on which the serial number is typically etched).
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
The Billion-Dollar Biotech
Nature News tries to figure out what’s going on at the mysterious—and very rich—biotech startup Moderna, which is promising to make drugs based on messenger RNA.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Chinese hackers disguised themselves as Iran to target Israel
But they left a few clues that gave them away.
DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science
The company has already used its protein-folding AI, AlphaFold, to generate structures for the human proteome, as well as yeast, fruit flies, mice, and more.
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