The Scam Hunter: What It's Like To Track Internet Bad Guys For A Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phoney email links, misleading URLs, fake call centres; if you haven’t already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what’s stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone?


Developers: Heartbleed-Affected OpenSSL Code Is Beyond Repair

OpenSLL is screwed, and we’ve got Heartbleed as a result. But now a team of developers working to overhaul the code have deemed it beyond repair and are instead creating an alternative, forked version.


WSJ: FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Will OK Pay-To-Play

Initial reports about the FCC’s hotly anticipated net neutrality rules are out, and they are foreboding. While they will prevent broadband providers in the US from blocking legal content on the internet, it does not explicitly ban companies from paying for better service. While that’s bad for net neutrality, it’s not entirely a surprise.


Running The Heartbleed Code To See Exactly How It Works

By now, you’ve read all about Heartbleed — but what, exactly, does it look like in action? Thankfully some nerdy brave computer scientists have run it, so you don’t have to.


Who Should Control The Internet?

This week, the world’s nations gather to discuss the influence the US wields over the internet and in particular ICANN — the web’s logistical core. But who, exactly, should have the keys to the internet?


Airbnb Is Banning Thousands Of Dubious New York City Listings

Bad luck, suspicious subletters: Airbnb is in the process of removing over 2000 New York City listings that aren’t “providing a quality, local experience to guests”.


NBN Co Just Demoted Its Chief Fibre Architect

There’s a new nail in the coffin of fibre to the premises NBN today. The chief architect behind the original FTTP plan for the National Broadband Network has been removed from his planning position, and his network planning responsibilities have been assumed by a new appointee.


What's The Strangest Thing You've Done To Get An Internet Connection?

We’ve all been stranded in an unusual location, desperate for an internet connection but unable to find one that’s easy to use. What’s the craziest solution you’ve ever come up with to get online?


Windows Phone, Haunted Houses, Muppets, And More

Well it was another busy week here at Gizmodo. On top of Utopia Week, our week-long look at past, present, and future visions of a perfect society, we brought you reviews of new phones, cameras, and smartwatches, a hard look at beginning a life without Facebook, and a behind-the-scenes look at Jim Henson’s phenomenal workshop. Let’s review!


Everything We Know About The US Army's Uncanny Chatbots

Sgt. Star is the U.S. Army’s dedicated marketing and recruitment chatbot, and he isn’t going to turn whistleblower any time soon. There’s no use threatening him for answers either — he’s programmed to report that kind of hostility to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.