What's The Most Convincing Phishing Scam You've Ever Seen?

Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: “Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims.” LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely exist.


Ello's Death Rattle: WILL YOU STAY IF WE GIVE YOU PORN?!?!

Ello, that super exclusive, stripped down social network you vaguely remember hearing someone you kinda knew talking about last year is now a super exclusive, stripped down ghost town. So in a desperate plea to re-attract the masses it once swore were coming, Ello has announced that March is officially NSFW month. Because if it’s getting down on its knees anyway, it might as well — you know.


John Oliver Reminds Us That America's Bridges Are Shit, And No One Cares

America’s cities haven’t devolved into a post-apocalyptic hellscape yet, but they do seem to be teetering on the brink of literal collapse. And no one in Congress seems to care enough to do a damn thing anything about it.


The Dress And #Ferguson Are The Two Sides Of Social Media Explosions

To understand the mass hysteria around The Dress last week, you can’t compare it to other memes. You have to compare it to political events like #Ferguson, which are its diametrical opposite. Except in one way.


This Twitter Bot Shares Devastating Secrets In Exchange For Yours

There is a distressing secret clawing at each of our souls. But a new Twitter bot called @secrets_exe is designed to help you get that burden out into the world — without telling anybody about it. Liberation is just a tweet away.


11 Of The Most Obnoxious Email Signatures Ever 

Earlier this month, I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you’d ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver. Many people (understandably, as I am always correct) agreed with me that “Best” is an arrogant and disgusting way to cap off your digital correspondence. But oh, there are plenty of other terrible things you can add.


iiNet Pays $204,000 Fine Over Dodgy Naked Broadband Ads

It’s a bittersweet day for iiNet. After being announced as the first unmetered partner for Netflix, it has been revealed the ISP has to pay the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the handsome sum of $204,000 over dodgy Naked Broadband ads.


Google Researchers Are Ranking Web Pages By Facts Not Links

Internet searches may be based on algorithmic rigour — but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee the quality of a suggested page. Now, a team of Google researchers has developed a method that sorts results by factual content rather than how well linked a page is.


Google+ Is Being Broken Into 'Photos' And 'Streams'

Google is splitting Google+ up. In a post on Google+ today, Bradley Horowitz, an existing Google VP of product, announced that he’d taken over responsibilities for the service, which willow be split into new services called Photos and Streams.


New York City May Let You Pay Parking Tickets With Bitcoin. Sigh.

It doesn’t matter if the payments are in crumpled, wet $5 notes or casual swipes of a black Amex: New York City makes a boatload of money from fees and fines, and it’s looking for new ways to get people to pay up. And that includes cryptocurrency. NYC councilman Mark Levine has proposed a bill allowing Bitcoin as a form of payment for fines and fees, including parking tickets.