A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Everybody’s worried about Zoom this week. As the video conferencing software rocketed to 200 million users amid widespread shelter-in-place orders, security and privacy pros have catalogued a litany of issues. It’s probably perfectly fine for most people! But especially if you need true end-to-end encrypted meetings, maybe give Zoom a minute to get its act…

Jean-Luc Picard is the Captain We Need Right Now

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Patrick Stewart returned to one of his most iconic characters for Star Trek: Picard. CBSThe new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard features the return of the iconic character Captain Jean-Luc Picard, last seen in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. Science fiction author Daniel H.…

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

You’ve been sheltering in place for weeks now, and you could really use some more fun physics puzzles to solve, am I right? Don’t panic. All the physics problems you can imagine are right here on the internet—along with some you never could have imagined. Here’s one you won’t find in any textbook:A man with…

Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

Covid-19 has forced 2020 US political campaigns to abandon door-to-door canvassing, rallies, and fundraising extravaganzas—leaving them grasping for ways to build meaningful interpersonal bonds, just like the rest of us. Politicians want to be your quarantine buddy, which shouldn’t be too hard because they already have your number. Campaigns have shifted their focus to peer-to-peer…