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all the ways equifax epically bungled its breach response

the breach of the credit monitoring firm equifax, which exposed extensive personal data for 143 million people, is the worst corporate data breach to date. but, incredibly, the mistakes and the superlatives don’t end there. three weeks since the company first publicly disclosed the situation, a steady stream of gaffes and revelations paint a picture of equifax's deeply lacking response to catastrophe.equifax's bungles kicked off quite literally on day one, when the company directed potential victims to a separate domain—equifaxsecurity2017.com—instead of simply building pages to handle the breach off of its main, trusted website, equifax.com. observers quickly found bugs, some of them serious, in that breach-response site. all the wh...




the blockbuster showdown at this year's berlin marathon

the three best male marathon runners of their generation, racing on the fastest, flattest course in the world, in a faceoff between nike and adidas, with the distinct possibility of a huge new world record: the men’s elite race at tomorrow’s berlin marathon has much to recommend it.the likelihood, however, is that most american sports fans will have no idea that the berlin marathon is even happening in a few hours’ time, or what is at stake. professional marathon running is not a popular or well-explained sport. its greatest exponents are mostly gaunt east africans with similar-sounding names and taciturn manners. compared to baseball or tennis or soccer, the prize money is pocket change. but let me convince you to set your alarms for ...




live from the berlin marathon: you can't outrun bad weather

marathon wisdom told you it was too rainy, too slippery, and too warm for fast times at this morning’s berlin marathon, but eliud kipchoge refused to be overcome, either by the conditions or by his competitors. he won a race against perhaps the strongest field assembled in the past decade, even after a surprise attack by a debutant marathoner, guye adola, threatened to spoil his day. kipchoge eventually missed the world record by 35 seconds, finishing in 2:03:32—a miraculous time in the circumstances. in both the fact and the manner of his victory, he has laid to rest any debate about who is the best marathon runner of this generation.berlin woke up in a cloud. in the forested tiergarten, where the race starts, it was 57 degrees—signif...




august smart lock review: a high-tech alternative to the key under the mat

the redesigned august smart lock l...




all the ways equifax epically bungled its breach response

the breach of the credit monitoring firm equifax, which exposed extensive personal data for 143 million people, is the worst corporate data breach to date. but, incredibly, the mistakes and the superlatives don’t end there. three weeks since the company first publicly disclosed the situation, a steady stream of gaffes and revelations paint a picture of equifax's deeply lacking response to catastrophe.equifax's bungles kicked off quite literally on day one, when a company directed potential victims to a separate domain—equifaxsecurity2017.com—instead of simply building pages to handle the breach off of its main, trusted website, equifax.com. observers quickly found bugs, some of them serious, in that breach-response site. all the whil...




sean spicer's emmys appearance tops this week's news roundup

over the last seven days, the internet has been full of unwelcome nostalgia: here's some nuclear brinksmanship! here's puerto rico, decimated by a natural disaster! here's the senate, planning to vote on yet another healthcare plan to repeal obamacare! but it's not all been familiar badness; there's been some new ill-feeling torment, as well. just look below, if you don't believe us. what's that? you were hoping for good stuff? um, well, we have some elf-based rhymes, if you can hold on long enough? this, friends, is what has become of the world wide web during the last week.sean spicer's public image rehabilitation tourwhat happened: everyone loves a good redemption story. a bad one involving a former white house press secretary, how...




the blockbuster showdown at tomorrow's berlin marathon

the three best male marathon runners of their generation, racing on the fastest, flattest course in the world, in a faceoff between nike and adidas, with the distinct possibility of a huge new world record: the men’s elite race at tomorrow’s berlin marathon has much to recommend it.the likelihood, however, is that most american sports fans will have no idea that the berlin marathon is even happening in a few hours’ time, or what is at stake. professional marathon running is not a popular or well-explained sport. its greatest exponents are mostly gaunt east africans with similar-sounding names and taciturn manners. compared to baseball or tennis or soccer, the prize money is pocket change. but let me convince you to set your alarms for ...




space photos of the week: spiral galaxy's secretly a giant gasbag

stars are dazzling in the night sky, but that's nothing compared to seeing one up close. this week, scientists peered at u antilae, a red carbon-rich star 900 light years from earth. snapped by the european southern observatory, this orange beacon is seen in a wide view surrounded by the darkness of space. the atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array also photographed u antiale in high definition, revealing the enormous bubble of material surrounding the star that's collected for almost 3000 years.there was a surprising discovery this week as well, when astronomers learned an object they thought was a comet is actually two asteroi...




the blockbuster showdown at tomorrow's berlin marathon

the three best male marathon runners of their generation, racing on the fastest, flattest course in the world, in a faceoff between nike and adidas, with the distinct possibility of a huge new world record: the men’s elite race at tomorrow’s berlin marathon has much to recommend it.the likelihood, however, is that most american sports fans will have no idea that the berlin marathon is even happening in a few hours’ time, or what is at stake. professional marathon running is not a popular or well-explained sport. its greatest exponents are mostly gaunt east africans with similar-sounding names and taciturn manners. compared to baseball or tennis or soccer, the prize money is pocket change. but let me convince you to set your alarms for ...




clever machines learn how to be curious (and play super mario bros.)

you probably can’t remember what it feels like to play super mario bros. for the very first time, but try to picture it. an 8-bit game world blinks into being: baby blue sky, tessellated stone ground, and in between, a squat, red-suited man standing still—waiting. he’s facing rightward; you nudge him farther in that direction. a few more steps reveal a row of bricks hovering overhead and what looks like an angry, ambulatory mushroom. another twitch of the game controls makes the man spring up, his four-pixel fist pointed skyward. what now? maybe try combining nudge-rightward and spring-skyward? done. then, a surprise: the little man bumps his head against one of the hovering bricks, which flexes upward and then snaps back down as if sp...




london wants to kick uber out of the city

london could lose all of its ubers, courtesy of the city’s transportation agency. on friday, transport for london announced it would not renew the ridehailing giant’s license to operate in the city, citing the company’s “lack of corporate responsibility.” the license expires september 30, though, unsurprisingly, uber has declared it will exercise its right to an appeal.the company is able to continue operating in the city as long as the legal process drags on, but it didn't wait for its lawyers to prepare their case before dusting off the weapon that has carried it through many a battle: public fervor.right after tfl dropped its news, uber posted a petition on change.org. “by wanting to ban our app from the capital, transport fo...




space photos of the week: spiral galaxy's secretly a giant gasbag

stars are dazzling in the night sky, but that's nothing compared to seeing one up close. this week, scientists peered at u antilae, a red carbon-rich star 900 light years from earth. snapped by the european southern observatory, this orange beacon is seen in a wide view surrounded by the darkness of space. the atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array also photographed u antiale in high definition, revealing the enormous bubble of material surrounding the star that's collected for almost 3000 years.there was a surprising discovery this week as well, when astronomers discovered an object they thought was a comet is actually two astero...




what's so great about kids fighting monsters?

stories like the one in 'it' are pretty commo...




hackers break into the sec, dhs tells 21 states russian hackers targeted them, and more security news this week

the week kicked off with news that ccleaner, a popular security software tool, had itself been compromised, distributing a backdoor to hundreds of thousands of users and highlighting software's serious supply-chain security issue. just a few days later, it turned out that the ccleaner was designed instead to target nearly two dozen specific tech firms. that's... not good.elsewhere in security news this week, donald trump threatened to destroy north korea in front of the un general assembly, a dangerous escalation of his already incendiary rhetoric. wikileaks dumped a bunch of information on how russia spies on its citizens—much of which was already publicly available. we took a look at why the google play store keeps suffering malware p...




after srinivas kuchibhotla’s murder, his widow battles deportation

in february, a grizzled 50-something white man approached two indian avionics engineers at a bar outside kansas city. he began haranguing them about an all-too-familiar topic: their visas. after bar patrons kicked out the agitator, he returned with a gun, screamed “get out of my country!” and shot both engineers, killing one of them, srinivas kuchibhotla. the alleged shooter, adam purinton, is now facing hate crime charges in federal court.police delivered the news to the victim’s wife, sunayana dumala, that night. (the story of the hate crime against srinivas kuchibhotla was chronicled in wired’s july issue). even in her grief, she realized that her husband’s death would put her immigration status in jeopardy. “the same night i ...




why facebook will struggle to regulate political ads

in 2011, facebook asked the federal election commission to exempt it from rules requiring political advertisers to disclose who's paying for an ad. political ads on tv and radio must include such disclosures. but facebook argued that its ads should be regulated as "small items," similar to bumper stickers, which don’t require disclosures. the fec ended up deadlocked on the issue, and the question of how to handle digital ads has languished for six years.now, it's blowing up again—and damaging facebook in the process.the renewed interest follows facebook's disclosure earlier this month that it had sold $150,000 worth of political ads linked to russian troll accounts during the 2016 election. under pressure from investigators, facebook ...




with 'star trek: discovery,' cbs discovers that tv ain't easy anymore

television: the final frontier. these are the voyages of the legacy broadcast network cbs. its apparently never-ending mission: to explore strange new revamps of old shows, to seek out fully integrated distribution models and new revenue streams. to boldly go where, to be honest, a few other networks with studios and a couple powerful streaming video on demand services have already gone before. shwoooom!“shwoooom,” in this case, is klingon for “another star trek prequel show.” it’s star trek: discovery, which premieres on cbs on sunday night—y'know, on an actual broadcast network—and thereafter will stream on all access, cbs’ $9.99-a-month subscription service ($5.99 if you're ok with watching commercials).1 set a decade be...




baltimore built an app to map opioid overdoses in real time

the opioid epidemic is ripping through america like a fire untamed. blame big pharma, if you want. blame cheap pain pills and cheaper heroin. blame the mesolimbic reward system. just don't wallow in it—the blame. wallowing takes time, and with opioid abuse killing close to 100 americans a day, time is in exceedingly short supply. “the number one question is, how do we get a better sense of what's going on in our communities in real-time," says jeff beeson, deputy director of the washington/baltimore high intensity drug trafficking area. not a year from now. not a month from now. today.so last year, the washington/baltimore hidta set out to create a tool that would give law enforcement and health officials the data they need to respond ...




i helped create facebook's ad machine. here's how i'd fix it

this month, two magnificently embarrassing public-relations disasters rocked the facebook money machine like nothing else in its history.first, facebook revealed that shady russian operators purchased political ads via facebook in the 2016 election. that’s right, moscow decided to play a role in american democracy and targeted what are presumed to have been fake news, memes, and/or various bits of slander (facebook refuses to disclose the ad creative, though it has shared it with special counsel robert mueller) at american voters in an attempt to influence the electoral course of our 241-year-old republic. and all that on what used to be a harvard hook-up app.wired opinionaboutantonio garcía martínez (@antoniogm) was the first ads targe...




how a decrepit grain silo became south africa's mind-blowing zeitz museum of contemporary art africa

poets see the world in a grain of sand. futurist architect mat cash found inspiration in a grain of corn. as group leader at heatherwick studio—the avant-garde design firm behind google’s upcoming mountain view and london campuses—cash was tasked with transforming cape town’s century-old grain silo complex into the new zeitz museum of contemporary art africa, which opens today. the museum’s 100 galleries showcase the work of african artists such as kudzanai chiurai of zimbabwe, el anatsui of ...