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Someone Is Running Hundreds of Malicious Servers on the Tor Network and Might Be De-Anonymizing Users
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Someone Is Running Hundreds of Malicious Servers on the Tor Network and Might Be De-Anonymizing Users

Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / Tor Project New research shows that someone has been running hundreds of malicious servers on the Tor network, potentially in an attempt to de-anonymize users and unmask their web activity. As first reported by The Record, the activity would appear to be emanating from one particular user who shows...

Most Dog Breeds Are Super Inbred, Study Finds
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Most Dog Breeds Are Super Inbred, Study Finds

English bulldogs are especially prone to breathing and other health problems due to their unique body and facial shape created through breeding.Photo: Jacob King/PA Wire (AP) New research seems to confirm the idea that many of our cutest purebred pups are also burdened by their genetics. The study determined that most dog breeds have high...

Nvidia Asks Biden Admin to Exempt Graphics Cards from Tariffs, but GPU Problems Run Much Deeper
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Nvidia Asks Biden Admin to Exempt Graphics Cards from Tariffs, but GPU Problems Run Much Deeper

Image: Nvidia You may have noticed that along with being perpetually out of stock, PC graphics cards are more expensive than ever. This is no coincidence, and it isn’t solely caused by the ongoing chip shortage. Advertisement No, these price hikes are partially the result of a Trump-era tariff against imports from China. With President...

Fascists Are Already Weaponizing Twitter’s New ‘Private Media’ Rule
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Fascists Are Already Weaponizing Twitter’s New ‘Private Media’ Rule

The Twitter logo.Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP (Getty Images) Twitter’s new rule against posting “private media,” such as photographs and videos, depicting other people without their consent is already being exploited by fascists and white supremacists who are taking the opportunity to target anti-extremism researchers and activists. Advertisement On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it would...

Hawaii Is Getting a Blizzard (No, Seriously)
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Hawaii Is Getting a Blizzard (No, Seriously)

Snow on the summit of Mauna Loa on December 2, 2021.Gif: USGS If you’re in the Lower 48 looking for snow, may I suggest a trip to Hawaii? While a good chunk of the U.S. suffers under a snow-killing heat dome, Hawaii is in for a real-deal blizzard. Advertisement The National Weather Service issued rare...

How to Spot Leonard, the Brightest Comet of the Year
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How to Spot Leonard, the Brightest Comet of the Year

A stunning view of comet Leonard, as seen in the skies above the Eastern Sierra mountains of California. Dan Bartlett created the picture from 62 different images captured by a mid-sized telescope.Image: Dan Bartlett The time has arrived for skywatchers to look up and catch a glimpse of comet Leonard. Here’s how you can find...

New Texas Chainsaw Massacre Will Be Hipsters vs. Leatherface
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New Texas Chainsaw Massacre Will Be Hipsters vs. Leatherface

Saw is family!Photo: Yana Blajeva / ©2021 Legendary, Courtesy of Netflix As the world turns, another Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel arrives, doing its best to recapture the grim, grimy magic wrought by the 1974 horror classic. But the next entry in the series, which arrives on Netflix in February, borrows a page from the current...

Tourist Anime Nerd Accused of Spreading Omicron Variant
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Tourist Anime Nerd Accused of Spreading Omicron Variant

Image by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images We have yet another reason to dunk on nerds, because the United States’ second reported case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant seems to have come from an anime convention in New York City last month. As Gothamist and other outlets have reported, a fully-vaccinated Minnesota man who traveled to...

Company Under Fire for Using White Actors to Play Black Characters in VR Training
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Company Under Fire for Using White Actors to Play Black Characters in VR Training

“You can’t separate this from the history of blackface.” Tough to Stomach Talk about a bad look.  A company that provides human resources training to businesses has reportedly been using white actors to play Black characters in its VR training. The kicker? They were racial sensitivity trainings, too.  Mursion, a tech company that facilitates corporate...