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A “Safe” Smoking Gadget, Vodka Made From Air, and Extra Recordsdata

Tobacco is warming and new alcohols are forming, but first, a cartoon about the dangers of self-diagnosis. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! A new smok…

A Thoughts-Boggling Uber Oversight, a Firefox Scam, and More Info

Firefox users are gettin' scammed and Uber is gettin' slammedbut first, a cartoon about not liking what you see in the mirror. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign …

There is Weirdly a Lot of *Sport of Thrones* News Staunch Now

Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins! Welcome to a (possibly) spooky edition of The Monitor, WIREDs culture news roundup. What do we have in store for you this holiday? Lets just say if you didnt dress up as Jon Snow today because you thought the costume would…

WeWork: essentially the most novel info about 2019’s soap opera of a firm

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been quite a fall This summer, WeWork was expected to have one of the highest-profile IPOs ever. But then it filed its S-1 paperwork, and everything came crashing down. The S-1 itself was a trip — it began with the…

Fb’s embrace of Breitbart doesn’t add up

Trying to build trust with one hand, and chipping away at it with the other Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales This story is part of a group of stories called The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to …

WhatsApp Hack Focused Officials in Extra Than 20 Nations

This week saw the cybersecurity world taking big strides against some of the world's most aggressive hackers. In a dramatic and potentially precedent-setting move, WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, sued the Israeli surveillance contractor NSO G…

Tall Records Leak Doxes Contributors of Notorious Neo-Nazi Forum

A week ago today, hackers unleashed the first known attack using the vulnerability known as BlueKeep, a long-feared development that in practice turned out to be relatively benign. For now, anyway! But don't worry, plenty of other things still went wrong. Lik…

Vindman’s Attorney Asks Fox News to Say Espionage Allegation

Despite what might appear on twitter, I didnt say that Lt. Col. was a spy or that he had committed espionage, he wrote in an email. I had no reason to question that he was doing his duty as an officer. But I think the Ukrainians are engaged in espionage again…

The Man Trump Trusts for Records on Ukraine

Nicole Hemmer, a historian at Columbia University who studies the conservative media, said people often mistakenly refer to the Fox News-talk radio world as an echo chamber of opinion when in fact it is more like an interconnected set of authorities. Sean Ha…