Tripoli Was Brought Down By a Caterer With a Bunch of Flash Drives

In reporting on the Fall of Tripoli, Reuters tells the inside story of Abdel Majid Mlegta, a caterer who supplied the victuals for Gaddafi's regime. Putting key inside information on a series of memory sticks, this man was instrumental in bringing Gaddafi down. » 9/06/11 1:20pm 9/06/11 1:20pm

The Suitcase Drone Libyan Rebels Used to Help Win the War

The Libyan freedom fighters had some serious DIY brilliance, but at least one of their toys was store bought—the Scout micro UAV. The tiny three-pounder provided aerial recon on Qaddafi's men, and helped kick their asses to Tripoli. » 8/24/11 11:40am 8/24/11 11:40am

Why Celebrating With Gunfire Is Really Stupid

Libyan rebels are rejoicing in Tripoli by firing their guns in the air. Little do they know, this is one of the dumbest ways they could celebrate. » 8/23/11 9:30pm 8/23/11 9:30pm

Google Legitimizes Libya's New Government on Google Maps

As Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year reign comes to an end, Google Maps has followed the rebellion's lead by renaming Green Square, Tripoli back to its pre-Gaddafi name. The former seat of the regime now goes by Martyr's Square. This is change. » 8/22/11 3:40pm 8/22/11 3:40pm

Someone in Tripoli Keeps Trying to Turn the Internet Back On

Ever since rebels more or less seized control of Tripoli this weekend, there's been something else on the verge of liberation besides the embattled city' residents: their internet. » 8/22/11 8:56am 8/22/11 8:56am

Gaddafi Reportedly Flees as Cellphone Rebellion Spreads Across Tripoli…

Reports are coming in from the regions that Muammar Gaddafi and his sons have fled Libya. Al Jazeera reports that Pro-Gaddafi residents in Tripoli have gotten texts telling them to "eliminate agents with weapons." » 8/20/11 5:09pm 8/20/11 5:09pm

Muammar Qaddafi Planning to Blow Up His Own Capital if He Loses Libyan…

Life imitates art—or at least, life imitates really preposterous super villain movies. Russia's special envoy to Africa tells The Telegraph that Libyan head of state/accomplished lunatic plans to "cover [Tripoli] with missiles and blow it up." Plan B! » 7/15/11 8:45am 7/15/11 8:45am

The Rebels Have Hacked Gadhafi's Cellphone Network

When Colonel Gadhafi seized control of the internet and jammed cellular networks, it left 2 million Libyans without secure wireless communication to each other or the world. It also caused mayhem for the rebels, who were left coordinating their battle fronts with only hand signals, "a throw-back that proved… » 4/13/11 3:00am 4/13/11 3:00am