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.


Lavabit Complies With U.S. Government Request -- In A Teeny, Tiny Font

U.S. based secure email provider Lavabit has been fighting its government for months now, after shutting down to avoid having to provide information about its clients. But, unable to fight any longer, it finally relinquished its SSL keys — in a less-than-readable font size.


I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This

I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It’s not that my English isn’t good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn’t cover as many topics and it’s not as thorough.


Facebook Adds 'Nearby Friends' To Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.