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Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

Surveillance

The 15 Best Thrillers On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 20th</b><p>“Thriller” is kind of a catch-all term for movies that bleed into multiple genres. It can describe films rich with drama, action, crime, and quite possibly horror. That’s why its Netflix category is such a hodgepodge of entries, varying in tone, subject matter, and quality. …

Horror

Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet

It’s the latest Kremlin attempt to clamp down on Russians’ online activity. And it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and …

Privacy

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Horror

I have a favorite saying about the horror genre. I love horror, but it doesn’t love me. Grim, I know, but I’m just being real. Despite how much I …

Horror

STUNNING RADIO TRANSMISSION OF ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN WHEN DOZENS OF UFOS SURROUND HIM

<b>John Glenn:</b> <i>“ UFOs are all over the sky.” “This is Friendship Seven. I will try to describe what I am living at this moment. I am in the middle of a</i> …

UFOs

FaceTime & skin-colored Bluetooth earpieces used to help students cheat in exams

A private tutor hatched an elaborate plan involving FaceTime and skin-colored Bluetooth earpieces to help Chinese students cheat at English, math, physics and chemistry exams …<p><i>Channel NewsAsia</i> (via <i>Gizmodo</i>) explained how the scheme worked.<p>Tan, who had also registered for the GCE O-Levels as a …

Students

The Best South Korean Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

<i>(Welcome to</i> <b>The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen</b><i>, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated</i> …

South Korea

In 1968, the Supreme Court gutted the Fourth Amendment, certain that it would all work out in the end. It didn't.

In 1968, the Supremes ruled in <i>Terry v. Ohio</i> that the police did not need "probable cause" to stop a person, it was sufficient that they have …

Fourth Amendment

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Sandy Hook Parents Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and “crisis actors.”<p>Now, those parents are coming after him.<p>In a pair of lawsuits filed …

Guns

It's never felt more prophetic or satisfying to watch Garry Shandling's legendarily hostile sit-down with Ricky Gervais

As he once made the transition—circa 2007 or 2008 or so—from “beloved TV creator” to “Yeah, what?”, Ricky Gervais spent early 2018 transitioning his …

Comedy

Prison riot carnage led to bodies stacked in ‘macabre woodpile’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the hours dragged on during a riot at a South Carolina prison, bodies piled up on the sidewalk. An inmate inside watched in …

Crime

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said Tuesday.<p>Councilman David …

Urban Design

19 Dogs Who Made Their Owners Take A Deep, Deep Breath

Still cute tho.

Pets

Apple tried to sue a small iPhone repair shop in Norway, the repair shop won

It's no secret that Apple doesn't want you to be able to easily repair your devices. While almost anyone can open an Android repair shop, opening an …

Repairs

Koch bodyguards got police badges that allowed them to carry guns in all 50 states

(Bloomberg) -- Bodyguards for the family of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch used police badges from a tiny New Mexico town that …

Concealed Carry

Report: US police departments around the country now able to unlock encrypted iPhones

As the privacy debate surrounding technology continues to make its rounds in recent news, Apple’s stance on privacy and security hasn’t changed, especially when it involves law enforcement.<p>FBI Director Christopher Wray says that it is “increasingly unable to access” data stored on encrypted …

Privacy

Make a Lego-like version of yourself, or gift one to a friend

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Lady Leshurr: YouTube's queen bee

<b>Ten years ago, Lady Leshurr would've been considered a rapper, pure and simple.</b><p>But today, the 29-year-old's hugely successful online videos make her difficult to categorise.<p>"I never thought I'd be classed as a YouTuber, but I guess I am technically," she tells BBC News. "YouTube has done everything …

Rap & Hip-Hop

'Holy Grail' of J.R.R. Tolkien books coming in August

The Fall of Gondolin takes place thousands of years before the events of the famed Lord of the Rings adventure.<p>J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, died in 1973. But fans will get the chance to read a new book by the author (well, new to them) this August.<p>HarperCollins …

Literature

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Ivory Coast

First the Second, Second the First

Don’t even imagine that the assault on the 2nd Amendment is finished or even pausing for a breath. Your right to own a firearm and carry a concealed …

Concealed Carry

12 Literary Scandals That Are So Much Stranger Than Fiction

From the secret smuggling of the Aleppo Codex and plagues of plagiarism, to the pseudonyms that keep readers everywhere guessing and epic literary …

Literature

Rock Star Writer Josh Malerman on His Horror Western Unbury Carol

Josh Malerman is a member of rock band The High Strung, and the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated book <i>Bird Box</i>. Tomorrow, April 10, marks the …

Horror

Service Dogs Go to Disneyland — See the Joyful Photos!

If you combine dogs with Disneyland, what do you get? Literally the happiest place on Earth. Four puppies from the non-profit Canine Companions for …

Pets

Simply Spectacular Slow-Cooker Lemon Recipes

Squeeze these bright recipes in the schedule this week.<p>A squeeze of lemon juice or sprinkle of lemon zest can add immediate freshness to any meal, …

Cooking

The Furnace and Air Conditioner Filters We Would Buy

If we were looking to buy a new filter today for our HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, we’d aim for a medium-efficiency …

Home Improvement

Oregon governor signs net neutrality bill into law

It's getting increasingly difficult for internet providers to take advantage of the FCC's looming net neutrality repeal. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed the state's recently passed net neutrality bill (HB 4155) into law, forcing ISPs to honor net neutrality if they want to secure government …

Net Neutrality

In Absence Of Supreme Court Review, Massachusetts Judge Upholds Sweeping Gun Ban

On Thursday, federal district court judge William Young upheld Massachusetts’ “assault-weapon” ban against a Second Amendment challenge brought by …

Guns

'I'll kill you with my bare hands': Parents descend on pervert's home after paedophile hunters unmask him on Facebook

Furious parents descended on an online pervert's home after paedophile hunters unmasked him live on Facebook.<p>Michael Edge, 29, was confronted on his …

Crime