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This Airbnb Spying Nightmare Is a Reminder That Staying in Strangers' Homes Is Still Creepy This Airbnb Spying Nightmare Is a Reminder That Staying in Strangers' Homes Is Still Creepy

Jeffrey Bigham and his family were about a day into their holiday stay at an Airbnb when he noticed the white security camera that blended in with the corner where the wall met the ceiling. Then he found another camera.

Here's How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Spam Robocalls Here's How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Spam Robocalls

The two main agencies that are supposed to be helping monitor robocalls—the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—halted operation 25 days ago because of the government shutdown. So how is that affecting the robocall plague?

Upskirting Set to Be Criminalized in England and Wales, Thanks to Viral Facebook Post Upskirting Set to Be Criminalized in England and Wales, Thanks to Viral Facebook Post

A year and a half after Gina Martin began a campaign against taking invasive photos, the British Parliament’s House of Lords has approved legislation that would make taking upskirt photos a criminal offense punishable of up to two years in prison, in England and Wales, reports the BBC.

Witchcraft, Blood, Porn, and Tibetan Independence Banned on Short-Video Apps in China Witchcraft, Blood, Porn, and Tibetan Independence Banned on Short-Video Apps in China

In the latest extension of the Great Firewall of China, the nation is pushing a set of guidelines on Douyin—the Chinese version of TikTok run by the same parent company—as well as other short-form video apps. These new rules press the social media companies to monitor for 100 types of illicit content.

Amazon Dash Buttons Ruled Illegal in Germany Amazon Dash Buttons Ruled Illegal in Germany

Amazon’s connected tokens of capitalism have been outlawed in Germany.

T-Mobile Is First Out the Gate With This Spam-Fighting Caller Verification Tech T-Mobile Is First Out the Gate With This Spam-Fighting Caller Verification Tech

As recent industry reports show that nearly half of U.S. calls this year could be scams, there’s finally a glimmer of hope. A major carrier has begun to deploy one of the most effective tools at fighting the plague of illegal calls—but so far, it works on just a single phone model.

Google Only Has to Respect Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' in the EU, Court Says Google Only Has to Respect Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' in the EU, Court Says

Google is not responsible for protecting people’s “right to be forgotten” in any countries outside of the European Union, according to a preliminary opinion from the European court of justice.

You'll Never Guess What Group of People Shared the Most Fake News Around the 2016 Election You'll Never Guess What Group of People Shared the Most Fake News Around the 2016 Election

Old people may have the worst internet journalism literacy, according to common sense, and partially backed up by new research on the spread of so-called “fake news” immediately before and after 2016 presidential election.

AT&T Executive Thinks You Will Love Its Fake 5G AT&T Executive Thinks You Will Love Its Fake 5G

AT&T has been using some shady marketing to convince the world it’s leading the pack on the road to next-generation wireless technology—5G. And one of its executives seems to believe that consumers will love the company’s shadily branded service.

Hunter Doesn't Realize Her Bumble Match Is a Game Warden, Brags About Illegally Killing a 'Bigo Buck' Hunter Doesn't Realize Her Bumble Match Is a Game Warden, Brags About Illegally Killing a 'Bigo Buck'

It’s probably not a good idea to brag about crimes on a dating app until you’re certain your match isn’t a cop—or a game warden.

Wow, He's Really Going to Town Wow, He's Really Going to Town

A family in Salinas, California, had only been using their new Ring security camera for about a month before it captured nightmare fuel—a stranger fellating their doorbell around 5:00 am on Saturday morning.

Sorry to Anyone Horny on This Tuesday Morning, Tinder Has Been Down Sorry to Anyone Horny on This Tuesday Morning, Tinder Has Been Down

Sexually frustrated Tinder users were especially frustrated on Tuesday morning as the dating app was not functioning properly.

Leaked WikiLeaks Email: Non-Murderer Julian Assange Doesn't Stink or Live Under the Stairs Leaked WikiLeaks Email: Non-Murderer Julian Assange Doesn't Stink or Live Under the Stairs

This weekend, WikiLeaks reportedly sent journalists a “confidential” list of 140 “false and defamatory” things not to write about the organization. Now that a version of that list has leaked, WikiLeaks seems to have revised it—apparently omitting portions where it told news outlets Julian Assange isn’t a stinky cat…

Tesla Investors Want to Subpoena Grimes, Azealia Banks, and Gizmodo Over Elon Musk's '420' Tweet Tesla Investors Want to Subpoena Grimes, Azealia Banks, and Gizmodo Over Elon Musk's '420' Tweet

Elon Musk’s lawyer is hoping to prevent Tesla shareholders from bringing the company CEO’s former romantic partner into a lawsuit related to his disastrous tweet about taking Tesla private.

Researcher Who Said He Hacked iPhone X Face ID With a Printed Image Cancels Talk After Employer Shaming Researcher Who Said He Hacked iPhone X Face ID With a Printed Image Cancels Talk After Employer Shaming

Attendees of a major hacking conference in Singapore were supposed to hear about a mysterious, new method of hacking Apple’s Face ID, but the presenter scheduled to talk on the matter has withdrawn from the event after his employer asked him to cancel, according to Reuters.

Disney World Fans Demand Justice for Animatronic Robot Robbed of His Hands and Clothes Disney World Fans Demand Justice for Animatronic Robot Robbed of His Hands and Clothes

Many hardcore Walt Disney World fans were heartbroken over the holiday season as reports spread about the theft of a retired audio-animatronic character who once brought joy to millions as a part of an Epcot attraction.

What Tech Do You Actually Want in 2019, Reality Be Damned? What Tech Do You Actually Want in 2019, Reality Be Damned?

The Gizmodo staff has discussed the realistic technology we’re excited about for 2019, like itty bitty phones, video game streaming, 5G, and real-time translation (and why we shouldn’t get too excited about any of it). But the list that came from that discussion is limited by physics, laws, reality, and good editorial…

Personal Data of Nearly 1,000 North Korean Defectors Reportedly Stolen in Hack Personal Data of Nearly 1,000 North Korean Defectors Reportedly Stolen in Hack

Hackers stole the personal information of 997 North Korean defectors after accessing a South Korean resettlement agency’s database, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

Contemplate Existence as You Watch the Mesmerizing Death of a Single-Celled Organism Contemplate Existence as You Watch the Mesmerizing Death of a Single-Celled Organism

James Weiss is a linguistic quality assurance software tester, but his true passion is studying single-celled eukaryotes. When he’s not staring at a screen, he films microscopic organisms and shares them on YouTube and Instagram so that he can, in his words, “introduce non-scientific communities to the wonders of…

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