I Could Spend Hours Gazing At Pictures From Old Science Magazines

Briefly: If you’re on the lookout for a good old-fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. The collection is full of great ads, illustrations, and photos depicting retro-gadgetry and science in all its halftone printed glory. That’s a wrap on the next few hours for me. See ya!


John Oliver Helps Explain Why April Fools' Day Is Terrible In Every Way

Host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight and Lord of Common Sense, John Oliver, is here to help. He’s here to explain to us why tomorrow, April the First, also know as April Fools’ Day, is the worst thing ever.


US Authorities Want Reddit To Give Up Personal Info Of Darknet Market Redditors 

Federal agents want Reddit to turn over the personal data of five prominent Redditors active in the Darknet Markets subreddit. IP addresses, names and other data about five Reddit users active in Darknet Market discussions have been requested.


The Bizarre Schemes Of The Silk Road Investigator Who Broke Bad 

Two former federal agents have been charged with fraud and money laundering while they were working on a task force devoted to bringing down infamous online drug bazaar Silk Road, and the charges paint a picture of a 15-year DEA veteran going rogue in such an over-the-top fashion that it’s hard to believe this isn’t a plotline from CSI: Cyber.


Personal Details Of World Leaders Leaked By Australian Immigration Due To Outlook Autofill

It was all fun and games at the G20 Summit in Australia — until somebody accidentally leaked highly personal details of the world’s most powerful leaders — including the names, passport numbers, birth dates and visa details of everyone from Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin. The cause of the leak? Microsoft Outlook’s autofill.


Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation

Two former federal agents who investigated the Silk Road, the infamous online drug marketplace seized by the FBI in 2013, have been charged for their own outrageous digital crimes, including stealing money they acquired on their druggie undercover assignment.


iiNet: Netflix Accounts For 15% Of Our Broadband Traffic Already

Netflix has only been in the Australian market for a week, and already iiNet is reporting a huge surge in network usage thanks to the streaming service.


Stolen Uber Accounts Are On Sale For A Dollar On A Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.


What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?


Who On Earth Would Attack Github For Its Anti-Great Firewall Projects?

Github is getting hammered by a huge distributed-denial-of-service attack. Looks like it pissed off the wrong pro-censorship group: The attack is aimed at two popular projects, Great Fire and CN-NY Times, that help Chinese citizens get around their government’s restrictive online censors to access blocked content.


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