Andrew Couts, WIRED

Andrew Couts


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  • Unknown
  • Gizmodo
  • Gizmodo UK
  • Digital Trends
  • The Manual
  • The Daily Dot

Past articles by Andrew:

The FTC Gears Up for a Data Privacy Crackdown

Plus: Cisco gets hit by ransomware, Twilio gets phished, a new way to fight email spammers, and much more. → Read More

The Post-Roe Privacy Nightmare Has Arrived

Plus: Microsoft details Russia’s Ukraine hacking campaign, Meta’s election integrity efforts dwindle, and more. → Read More

Google May Owe You a Chunk of $100 Million Over Google Photos Privacy Violation

Plus: The US admits to cyber operations supporting Ukraine, SCOTUS investigates its own, and a Michael Flynn surveillance mystery is solved. → Read More

Security News This Week: Fake Cops Scammed Apple and Meta to Get User Data

Plus: Lapsus$ teens hit with charges, Wyze's security screwup, and Russia's cyber rampage. → Read More

Who Is the Hacker Behind the Lapsus$ Extortion Gang?

Plus: New details emerge about Russian hacks and hackers as the US warns of potential new attacks. → Read More

Anonymous Evokes Hillary Clinton, TSA Pipeline Protections Struggle

Plus: Anonymous dedicates a hack to Hillary Clinton, Google researchers expose Exotic Lily, and more. → Read More

Vaccines, the Super Bowl, and Microwaved Brains: How Americans Caught ‘Freedom Convoy’ Fever

Attempts to bring Canadian truckers' 'freedom convoy' to the U.S. are mired in dysfunction. → Read More

Wordle Is Now Owned by the New York Times

The viral online game has now been purchased by the New York Times. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Comes for Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, and Twitter

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol wants social media to answer for its role. → Read More

How to Cheat at 'Wordle'

The hottest online game of early 2022 is spectacularly easy to beat if you're a liar. → Read More

I Can't Believe I Love This Fan-Powered Firepit So Much

Brighten up these dark days with BioLite's compact but capable FirePit+. → Read More

Celestial Darkness Begins to Recede as Human Darkness Surges

The winter solstice means the darkest day of winter is upon us. If only things felt like they were about to get brighter. → Read More

Crypto Prices Seemingly Jump by Billions of Dollars as CoinMarketCap Goes Berserk

CoinMarketCap, a prime source for tracking the prices of cryptocurrencies, experienced "issues" on Tuesday that made countless people fake rich. → Read More

We’re Making the Facebook Papers Public. Here’s Why and How

Independent experts from NYU, UMass Amherst, Columbia, Marquette, and the ACLU are partnering with Gizmodo to responsibly publish this historic leak. → Read More

Major Banks Hit by Infuriating Customer Service Phone Outage

Trying to call your bank and getting "your call cannot be completed as dialed?" You're not alone—and "toll-free number issues" appear to be the culprit. → Read More

Amazon’s ‘Cute’ Little Nightmare

There are two types of people in this world: those who love Amazon's "cute" new robot, and those who think it's a surveillance disaster. → Read More

GoPro's Hero10 Black Is a Smooth Beast With a Mean Streak

The newest GoPro offers upgrades galore—but you'll have to pick between creator independence and the company's seductive service plan. → Read More

How to Help Hurricane Ida Victims Right Now

Hurricane Ida will screw up a lot of lives. Here's how you can stop doomscrolling and get involved. → Read More

U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Covid-19 Not a Biological Weapon, but Lab Incident Still on the Table

The unclassified summary reveals that intelligence officials are still unsure about the origins of covid-19. → Read More

1,500 Murder Hornets Murdered in Washington State

First spotted in the U.S. in 2019, Asian giant hornets—you know, murder hornets—have become an ongoing problem. → Read More