How to Know If You’ve Been Hacked—and What to Do About It

Everyone is vulnerable to the threat of cybercriminals or hackers getting access to your information, but the threats aren’t equal for everyone. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. The average person will likely face fewer sophisticated threats...

Dystopia Isn’t Sci-Fi—for Me, It’s the American Reality

And then, many years later, I read "The Day Before the Revolution," the prequel short story to The Dispossessed, and found in it the practical application of the novel’s revolutionary ideas. The story is beautifully quiet. It follows Odo, the...

How Gödel’s Proof Works

To see how substitution works, consider the formula (∃x)(x = sy). (It reads, “There exists some variable x that is the successor of y,” or, in short, “y has a successor.”) Like all formulas, it has a Gödel number—some large...

Even the Best AI Models Are No Match for the Coronavirus

The stock market appears strangely indifferent to Covid-19 these days, but that wasn’t true in March, as the scale and breadth of the crisis hit home. By one measure, it was the most volatile month in stock market history; on...

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

There are some extra permissions stalkerware apps are likely to need on macOS: From System Preferences head to Security & Privacy, and then Privacy. Check the entries for Input Monitoring and Full Disk Access, as spying software will often need...

Who Pulled Off the Twitter Hack?

On Wednesday, an unprecedented Twitter hack saw the accounts of Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, and more fall into the hands of attackers who used that access to … push a bitcoin scam?...

The World Is Noisy. These Groups Want to Restore the Quiet

Quiet Parks International (QPI) is a nonprofit working to establish certification for quiet parks to raise awareness of and preserve quiet places. The fledgling organization—whose members include audio engineers, scientists, environmentalists, and musicians—has identified at least 262 sites worldwide, including...