Marcus Hutchins, slayer of WannaCry worm, pleads guilty to malware charges

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Then-23-year-old security researcher Marcus Hutchins in his bedroom in Ilfracombe, UK, in July 2017, just weeks before his arrest on malware charges. Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher... Read more »

Amazon and Google settle feud, bring YouTube back to Fire TV devices

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The Fire TV Cube is a small Fire TV with an Echo Dot baked into it. It has a shiny black finish around the sides, with a... Read more »

Anti-vax moms sue NYC as US heads toward record measles spread

From Ars Technica Enlarge / NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 10: A sign warns people of measles in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg on April 10, 2019, in New York... Read more »

Elon Musk says Tesla is “vastly ahead” on self-driving

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. Tesla is less than two years away from full self-driving, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview with MIT researcher Lex Fridman published... Read more »

A security researcher with a grudge is dropping Web 0days on innocent users

From Ars Technica Over the past three weeks, a trio of critical zeroday vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins has exposed 160,000 websites to attacks that allow criminal hackers to redirect unwitting visitors to... Read more »

Ajit Pai proposes $20 billion for “up to” gigabit-speed rural broadband

From Ars Technica Getty Images | Henrik5000 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing a $20.4 billion rural broadband fund that could connect up to four million homes and small businesses... Read more »

Amazon admits that employees review “small sample” of Alexa audio

From Ars Technica Most of the time, when you talk to an Amazon Echo device, only Amazon’s voice-recognition software is listening. But sometimes, Bloomberg reports, a copy of the audio is sent... Read more »

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old

From Ars Technica Enlarge / A patient wearing an electrical cap similar to the one used in the study. Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories... Read more »

Two rockets dropped tracers into the northern lights and the result was glorious

From Ars Technica Accelerated time-lapse video of AZURE mission lighting up the sky. Late Friday night, two sounding rockets launched from a small spaceport in northern Norway. The two skinny rockets soared... Read more »

I Like Scary Movies interactive horror exhibit is art for the Instagram era

From Ars Technica Enlarge / “Look dead. No, more dead.” Ars writer in a horror playground inspired by 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Horror-movie fans are known for their love... Read more »