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FEMA Breach Exposes Personal Data and Banking Information of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors FEMA Breach Exposes Personal Data and Banking Information of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have put the personally identifying information of millions of disaster survivors at risk of fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.

Freetown Man Arrested for Keeping Flat-Screen TV Delivered to Him by Accident With Amazon Order Freetown Man Arrested for Keeping Flat-Screen TV Delivered to Him by Accident With Amazon Order

It would seem nothing good is ever really free—even in Freetown.

Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving

Following an investigative report by the Atlantic on the prevalence of misinformation on Instagram, the company appears to be scrubbing its platform of some popular anti-vaxxer content.

Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators contain vulnerabilities that would allow them exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one.…

Oh Hell No: Snake Catcher Finds 45 Rattlesnakes at Texas Home After Being Called to Remove a 'Few' Oh Hell No: Snake Catcher Finds 45 Rattlesnakes at Texas Home After Being Called to Remove a 'Few'

A thing you probably hope to never find underneath your home is one rattlesnake—much less a small army of them.

Over 80 Percent of Spear Phishing Attacks Involve Brand Impersonation, Security Firm Says Over 80 Percent of Spear Phishing Attacks Involve Brand Impersonation, Security Firm Says

As phishing attacks become increasingly commonplace, it’s important to know what to look out for. But not all phishing attacks are the same, and some are far more sophisticated than others. Cybersecurity experts say spear phishing, in particular, is on the rise.

Amazon Killing Ads for Unprofitable Items Is Yet Another Example of Its Ruthless Money-Grabs Amazon Killing Ads for Unprofitable Items Is Yet Another Example of Its Ruthless Money-Grabs

Looking to boost its already massive profits, Amazon is reportedly hitting vendors of unprofitable items where it hurts: their ads.

At Bird, the Word Is Not Bird: It's Layoffs At Bird, the Word Is Not Bird: It's Layoffs

Folks, it’s been a rough month for electric scooter startups.

The Great Final Battle Over Your Juul Has Begun The Great Final Battle Over Your Juul Has Begun

Despite the announcement of Scott Gottlieb’s sudden resignation from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, the FDA commissioner said he remains confident that tighter regulation of the e-cigarette and tobacco industries following his departure will continue. And that means Juul isn’t off the hook just…

DoorDash Has Been Confusing Its Workers About Payments for Nearly Two Years DoorDash Has Been Confusing Its Workers About Payments for Nearly Two Years

This week, in a letter addressing individual workers of the food delivery service DoorDash, the company’s co-founder and CEO Tony Xu appeared to finally face brewing tension over the startup’s tipping model. In the letter, Xu said the company would be organizing surveys and roundtables with its delivery workers,…

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products

A woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder were linked to her mesothelioma was awarded millions by a jury in California, Reuters reported Wednesday. The verdict follows a nine-week trial that began shortly after the start of the year.

Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

Man, it would be great if tech CEOs would maybe not appear as guests for podcasts during which they smoke blunts or engage in casual conversation with anti-vaxxers. And yet here we are.

Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Last week was Garbage Week here at Gizmodo, meaning we brought our readers stories specifically focused on waste (and not the figurative kind—though in the year of our Lord 2019, such a series would certainly track). In exploring all things trash, we dug into the way in which our recycling systems are broken. We…

Bill Nye Turned Up at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Talk at SXSW and Dug Into Climate Change Bill Nye Turned Up at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Talk at SXSW and Dug Into Climate Change

When attendees packed into a ballroom at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW to see a featured speaker event with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Intercept’s Senior Politics Editor Briahna Gray, surely they could not have anticipated that one of the night’s standout moments would come courtesy of…

157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport 157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines said Sunday that 149 passengers and 8 crew are dead following a crash near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode? If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode?

For those of us attached to our phones or laptops during all hours of the day, Dark Mode offers a welcome alternative to the searing whiteness that usually greets our eyeballs. It’s the default pretty much everywhere: from documents to search engines and everywhere in between, including Slack.

Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan

The Big Apple is staring down a problem it hasn’t seen in roughly eight years: rabid raccoons in Manhattan.

A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades

Amid two ongoing measles outbreaks on both sides of the United States, New York City health officials say an unvaccinated student who was permitted to attend school was linked to 21 other cases of the virus. Dozens of people have been infected since last fall in the city’s ongoing outbreak, one of particular magnitude.

Tesla Investors Are Suing Over Elon Musk's Bad Tweets Tesla Investors Are Suing Over Elon Musk's Bad Tweets

At what point is it time to just log the hell off?

CDC Preparing Report on E-Scooter Injuries Amid Claims of People Getting Seriously Hurt CDC Preparing Report on E-Scooter Injuries Amid Claims of People Getting Seriously Hurt

Love ’em or hate ’em—and many, many do—e-scooters are taking cities across the globe by storm. But amid ongoing reports that people are seriously messing themselves up on these things, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided last year to take a closer look at why this is happening.

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