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Past articles by Joseph:

Twitter’s Most Important Anti-Censorship Tool Is Currently Dead

Twitter launched its Tor onion service at the onset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine to help people connect to the social network. That site is now dead. → Read More

Video Game Voice Actors Doxed and Harassed in Targeted AI Voice Attack

The harassment campaign shows that if there is audio of you speaking available online—podcasts, streams, YouTube—you could also be a target of AI-generated voices. → Read More

AI-Generated Voice Firm Clamps Down After 4chan Makes Celebrity Voices for Abuse

4chan members used ElevenLabs to make deepfake voices of Emma Watson, Joe Rogan, and others saying racist, transphobic, and violent things. → Read More

The FBI Won't Say Whether It Hacked Dark Web ISIS Site

The FBI somehow obtained the IP address of someone who allegedly visited an ISIS-related site on the dark web. The DOJ is blocking discussion of the issue from entering the public docket. → Read More

Researchers Could Track the GPS Location of All of California’s New Digital License Plates

After gaining access to a powerful administrative account, the researchers could perform all sorts of tasks inside Reviver, the sole company that sells the digital plates in California. → Read More

U.S. Army Planned to Pay Streamers Millions to Reach Gen-Z Through Call of Duty

Internal Army documents obtained by Motherboard provide insight on how the Army wanted to reach Gen-Z, women, and Black and Hispanic people through Twitch, Paramount+, and the WWE. → Read More

Cheat Devs Are Ready for Modern Warfare 2

Motherboard spoke to one cheat developer who says they created cheats for the game on the first day of the beta. They're now primed for the game's full release. → Read More

A Tool That Monitors How Long Kids Are in the Bathroom Is Now in 1,000 American Schools

Motherboard identified multiple schools that have adopted e-HallPass to track students' movements. → Read More

Apple Killed My Precious iPod. Can an iPad Mini Be My New Everyday Messaging Device?

Apple killed the iPod, so I had to find an alternative. I tested an iPad Mini to see if it was up to the job. → Read More

Location Data Broker Admits Users Accessed Data for Planned Parenthood Clinics

The lookups on were long before the repeal of Roe v. Wade, but still demonstrate the stark risk that location data firms and data brokers pose. → Read More

This Is the Code the FBI Used to Wiretap the World

Motherboard is publishing parts of the code for the Anom encrypted messaging app, which was secretly managed by the FBI in order to monitor organized crime on a global scale. → Read More

Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills

A Facebook user and Motherboard both faced consequences for posting about mailing abortion pills on Facebook on the same day the Supreme Court overturned protections offered by Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Tech Companies Won't Say If They’ll Give Cops Abortion Data

Motherboard asked some of the biggest tech companies on the planet if they'll provide law enforcement with user data related to abortions. None of them answered the question. → Read More

YouTube Runs Ad Offering American Men a Ukrainian Woman

“So why wait? Dare, and take what is yours,” the ad says. → Read More

Sweeping Legislation Aims to Ban the Sale of Location Data

The Health and Location Data Protection Act comes after Motherboard reported that brokers were selling location data on people visiting abortion clinics. The bill would give the FTC and individual people power to curb some of the worst abuses of such data → Read More

US Wants to Use Drones to Kill Coca Plants in Colombia

The Department of State wants the drones because it says improvised explosive devices, ambushes, and hazardous wildlife are threats to personnel. → Read More

Android Stalkerware ‘TheTruthSpy’ Exposing Images of Children Online

The exposure is notable in that images clearly show children and other photos contain items related to infants. → Read More

Canada's Beloved Tim Hortons Spied on Everyone Who Used Its App, Regulator Says

Tim Hortons, something of a national institution in Canada, gathered mountains of location data from users of its app, in violation of Canadian law. → Read More

Livestreaming Platform Yubo Collaborating with Law Enforcement on Texas Shooting

The mass shooter met a girl from Germany on the app. He later told her about his plans over text shortly before entering the school. → Read More

Data Marketplace Selling Info About Who Uses Period Tracking Apps

The data could be a potential first step to identifying the users of a specific app in a post-abortion rights America. → Read More