Hackers Can Read Your Texts Thanks to Huge Security Flaw

The global telecom network Signal System 7 helps phone carriers across the world, including AT&T and Verizon, route calls and texts. It's also apparently perforated with security holes that lets hackers and spies listen to your calls and read your texts. It's so bad the ACLU's chief technologist told me that people… » 12/18/14 3:55pm 12/18/14 3:55pm

Train Strikes, Airbnb, Homogeneity: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

A train strike has paralyzed France, Airbnb has screwed San Francisco's housing market, a lack of diversity has wrecked Austin, and two Southern California mayors fucked up, in two very different ways. It's our joyously optimistic look at What's Ruining Our Cities! » 6/21/14 1:00pm 6/21/14 1:00pm

This is the most disgusting video I have ever seen

I really came close to barfing while watching this video of a mother toad having baby toads off its back. "Her offsprings have developed from egg to toad in her back, and now it's time to move on," says the narrator. No, narrator, now it's time to kill it with a machete, then douse it in gasoline, and set them all on… » 6/17/14 5:18pm 6/17/14 5:18pm

Remote-Controlled Flying F**k Takes Things Pretty Literally (Borderline…

Here's something your boss will be surprised to see fly into their office: a remote-controlled helicopter in the shape of the word "fuck." But of course. » 3/18/09 4:20pm 3/18/09 4:20pm