ISSUE 0.47

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The Dark Side

Dark, bizarre, bad news that you can't look away from. Military contractors, super bugs, killer robots, secret courts, workforce automation. Oh, and art!

[buzzfeed.com]

The Court That Rules the World

First part of a whole series - "A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment."
[vanityfair.com]

The Chaos Company

A detailed look at the world's largest military contractor, and how it does the U.S.'s dirty work.
[buzzfeed.com]

Attack of the Killer Robots

Homemade drones and munitions are a very real threat from people who simply have the money and time to acquire them.
[buzzfeed.com]

"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment

A long look at the history of Twitter's attempts (and failures) to stop abuse.
[motherboard.vice.com]

Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool

Phishing driven, three-iOS-exploit-combining malware. "One of the most sophisticated pieces of cyberespionage software we’ve ever seen."
[npr.org]

Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

They won't talk much about what's in it (or what's not in it), but it's valued at over $7 billion. Distribution is a concern, and this is just the beginning.