Inside Mirai, the Hack that Broke the Internet

In October 2016, a malware tool named Mirai took down some of the biggest sites and services on the web, including Netflix, Spotify, Twitter, PayPal, and Slack. The blackout affected most of the East Coast of the United States, and the size and scope of the outage alarmed the cybersecurity researchers and law enforcement agencies … Read more

New Pixels, New Assistant, but the Same Old Google

Paresh Dave: There it is. Lauren Goode: There it is. Michael Calore: Wow. And I— Lauren Goode: We interrupt this podcast for … Oh, I had Do Not Disturb on. Michael Calore: Same here. Lauren Goode: Wait. Oh, there. Well, there it goes. Paresh Dave: Isn’t it two minutes early? It’s 11:18. Someone’s a little … Read more

I Guess We’re All Talking to Our Glasses Now

Undeterred by its many detractors, Meta is still trying to make the metaverse happen. This week, the company held its annual Connect developer conference at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to announce a new mixed reality headset, the Meta Quest 3, as well as new smart … Read more