US and Britain blame Russia for cyberattacks on Ukraine’s websites

Mariella Moon

Russia is responsible for the cyberattacks that took down the websites for Ukraine’s government agencies and major banks back in January, according to The White House. Anne Neuberger, the administration’s deputy national security adviser, said the government has “technical information that links the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU” to the hacks. Neuberger added that … Read more

Read exactly how Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal for Activision Blizzard came together

Read exactly how Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal for Activision Blizzard came together

Microsoft shocked the tech and gaming world on January 18th when it announced it would acquire Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal, by far the biggest ever in gaming. Activision Blizzard, one of the most storied developers on the planet, had been reeling for months from multiple scandals, including California’s lawsuit accusing the company … Read more

BitConnect Ponzi victims can sue some of the crypto scam’s promoters

BitConnect Ponzi victims can sue some of the crypto scam’s promoters

The story of BitConnect doesn’t include any rapping Forbes bloggers slash money launderers or dubiously-obtained ape JPGs, but this “pyramid-on-Ponzi” case has spawned a court ruling (PDF, embedded below, via @stephendpalley) that should serve as a warning for influencers: they could be held liable for peddling shady crypto investments. In case you’ve forgotten this particular … Read more

Apple Store employees in the US are quietly trying to unionize

Jon Fingas

It’s not just Amazon and Google workers hoping to organize. Sources speaking to The Washington Post claim workers at six or more US Apple Store locations are quietly planning to unionize, with “at least” two stores already garnering the support of national unions and prepping submissions to the National Labor Relations Board. As you might … Read more

DC’s Peacemaker was almost in Alan Moore’s Watchmen

DC’s Peacemaker was almost in Alan Moore’s Watchmen

In the grand history of superhero comics, there are plenty of almost-rans. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of stories about characters and books that might have been but never were. Curating an untidy magpie nest of such facts and tidbits is the bread and butter of the comics critic. For example, there is an … Read more