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

How to Digitize an Entire Government

Lauren Goode: OK. Gideon Lichfield: Then they— Lauren Goode: OK. Gideon Lichfield: Kick in automatically. Lauren Goode: OK, so there’s one side of this that sounds a little bit Big Brother, and then there’s another part of me that thinks this is probably how a fully digitized government should work. Gideon Lichfield: Right. It’s kind … Read more

Where Does Crypto Go From Here?

Gideon Lichfield: You said just now that what Sam Bankman-Fried did was allegedly illegal. Is there a world in which it wasn’t illegal? Michael Casey: I think we all—I know. I’m trying to be a good journalist here, Gideon. I’m just trying to like— Gideon Lichfield: Just because he hasn’t been found guilty yet. Michael … Read more

Tom Sandoval Explains Why He Cheated on Ariana Madix With Rachel Leviss

Tom Sandoval engages in an open discussion with one of his most outspoken critics, actor Jerry O’Connell. On the latest episode of the Vanderpump Rules star’s podcast, Everybody Loves Tom, 40-year-old Sandoval discusses the emotional transformation he experienced since cheating on Ariana Madix with Rachel Leviss earlier this year. O’Connell, a devoted fan of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, criticized Sandoval on a … 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

Spotify pilots AI voice translation for podcasts

First Spotify launched its artificial intelligence DJ. Now it’s moving into AI voice translation. The streaming giant is piloting a feature that translates podcasts recorded in English into other languages in the original speaker’s voice, and the results are uncanny. The tool is one of the first to run on Open AI’s new voice-generating technology. … Read more

The Youngsters Don’t Wish to Go to School Anymore, and Why Would They?

Gideon: Yeah, that is what I name the I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore doctrine of social change. Paul: Precisely. Gideon: Properly, Paul, thanks very a lot for becoming a member of us on Have a Good Future. Paul: Thanks. [Music] Gideon: Lauren, after listening to Paul … Read more

Apple Podcasts will assist episode artwork in iOS 17 replace

That is Sizzling Pod, The Verge’s e-newsletter about podcasting and the audio business. Join right here for extra. Completely satisfied Tuesday! Received a super-packed difficulty of Sizzling Pod right now for everybody. First off, I’ll check out Spotify’s chief public affairs officer’s prolonged new weblog submit about Apple’s App Retailer insurance policies. Additionally, Apple’s iOS 17 will deliver episode … Read more