885 Million Sensitive Records Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

A major U.S. financial services company has reportedly leaked million of sensitive digitized records that date back more than 16 years, including bank account records, Social Security numbers, and wire transactions.

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Source: Gizmodo – 885 Million Sensitive Records Leaked Online: Bank Transactions, Social Security Numbers, and More

Mayor Gives Out Viagra to Citizens: Start Having Sex or The School Gets It

A small village in France, about 50 miles southeast of Paris is facing a population decline that has put the future of the town’s schoolhouse at risk. And the mayor has proposed a simple solution—everyone should just have more sex.

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Source: Gizmodo – Mayor Gives Out Viagra to Citizens: Start Having Sex or The School Gets It

Facebook Scrambles for a Middle Ground on Misleading Video of Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies. This week, she became the subject of an unusual viral video intentionally slowed down to create the impression of slurred speech, which proliferated across Facebook and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Scrambles for a Middle Ground on Misleading Video of Nancy Pelosi

Vets Say They Saved a Dog's Life Using an Experimental Fish Skin Graft

Here’s a feel-good story to carry you through the Memorial Day weekend. Veterinarians at Michigan State University say they were able to save the life of a one-year-old Rottweiler named Stella who had been horrifically burned, thanks in part to an innovative technology that uses fish skin to help the body heal itself.

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Source: Gizmodo – Vets Say They Saved a Dog’s Life Using an Experimental Fish Skin Graft

Airbnb Will Help NYC Track Down Illegal Rentals, and Other Cities Could Be Next

Airbnb and New York City have a long and contentious history. On the one hand, Airbnb wants everything to be hunky dory in its biggest market. On the other, New York City’s stringent short-term rental laws effectively make many Airbnbs rentals illegal in the city. New Yorkers are also caught up in the mix—affordable…

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Source: Gizmodo – Airbnb Will Help NYC Track Down Illegal Rentals, and Other Cities Could Be Next

FBI Sued Over Files on Dead Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning

A researcher seeking access to the FBI’s files on Adrian Lamo—a deceased hacker best known for informing on whistleblower Chelsea Manning—filed a lawsuit this week citing the bureau’s failure to properly respond to her request.

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Source: Gizmodo – FBI Sued Over Files on Dead Hacker Who Turned In Chelsea Manning

Kids Strike Around the World to Raise the Alarm on Climate Change

More than a million young people are expected to walk the streets Friday in an international protest demanding action on climate change. The latest climate strike is live, with hundreds of thousands of students already having walked out of school in places like New Zealand, India, South Africa, Nigeria, and throughout…

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Source: Gizmodo – Kids Strike Around the World to Raise the Alarm on Climate Change

China Has Arrested 20 People For Running an Erotic Livestreaming Site

Porn is hard to come by in China, as the country’s dedicated anti-porn task force continues to push for a more sanitized web, free from even ASMR videos. There are still those taking the risk to maintain horny corners of the web, but Chinese authorities have arrested the last two main suspects who were running a porn…

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Source: Gizmodo – China Has Arrested 20 People For Running an Erotic Livestreaming Site

Here's a First Look at the New MacBook Pro Keyboard

Apple is on the verge of perfecting the low profile keyboard, and so far, it’s only taken them three tries and an endless repair program to get here. The fourth attempt can be seen in the latest version of the MacBook Pro, which our friends at iFixit recently tore down. The key design in this generation of very…

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Source: Gizmodo – Here’s a First Look at the New MacBook Pro Keyboard

The Company That Makes the U.S. Border's License Plate Scanners Has Been Hacked

Perceptics, the firm that bills itself as “the sole provider of stationary LPRs” (license plate readers) at border crossing lanes for privately owned vehicles in the U.S., has been hacked. Tens of thousands of its internal files are now reportedly floating around the dark web for anyone to download.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Company That Makes the U.S. Border’s License Plate Scanners Has Been Hacked

SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites for Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Constellation

With one launch in the books and potentially dozens still to go, SpaceX has begun its build-out of the ambitious Starlink internet constellation—a series of interconnected satellites designed to deliver high-speed internet to paying customers around the globe.

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Source: Gizmodo – SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites for Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Constellation

Scientists Witness the Birth of a Submarine Volcano for the First Time

Back on November 11, 2018, a planetwide rumble emanated from somewhere between eastern Africa and Madagascar. This strange signal, thought by scientists at the time to be related to a colossal but hard-to-identify magmatic process, was pinpointed to have come from 30 miles east of the island of Mayotte, beneath the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Scientists Witness the Birth of a Submarine Volcano for the First Time

The First Tribal Climate Emergency Declaration Is Here—and It Won't Be the Last

In the Arctic, people don’t have time to wait around for others to take action to stop climate change. This region of the world is warming faster than everywhere else, so they’re feeling the impacts of the global fever our planet is running much quicker than the rest of us. That’s, in part, why an indigenous community…

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Source: Gizmodo – The First Tribal Climate Emergency Declaration Is Here—and It Won’t Be the Last