Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger's phone buzzes. [more inside]
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a law. It's been on the books for almost 30 years. And it makes totally mundane online behavior illegal.
Mr. Robot: eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4 Season 1, Ep 4
When Evil Corp decides to make duplicates of their tape backups, fsociety scrambles to put their plan in motion before it's too late, but Elliot's demons come back to haunt him when he begins going through morphine withdrawal.
What happens when the hackers are hacked? [more inside]
Mr. Robot: eps1.2_d3bug.mkv Season 1, Ep 3
Elliot decides to live a more normal life after his fall, but Mr. Robot reels him back in. Tyrell Wellick does some dirty deeds.
Mr. Robot: eps1.1_one-and-zer0es.mpeg Season 1, Ep 2
Elliot doesn't like Shayla's boyfriend. Elliot isn't sure about doing what Mr. Robot wants. Elliot may be losing his mind. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The problems with the US bail system; John Oliver drinks Bud Light Lime Season 2, Ep 16
This week: Sepp Blatter steps down as president of FIFA, a week after John Oliver promised to drink Bud Light Lime if he did... but that's for later. First, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner promises to review damaging information about his former employer, and bought time on Trinidad television to air it. Last Week Tonight has also bought five minutes on Trinidad TV, to show their own opinion on the matter -- it will air Tuesday night at 9 PM local time. Chinese hackers are suspected of stealing data on four million US federal employees. In Turkey, a member of the opposition party accuses the Turkish president of buying a golden toilet with taxpayer money. And Now: Last Week Tonight Salutes All The Horses Who Didn't Win The Triple Crown This Week. Main story: the problems with the bail system in state courts, and how they disproportionately harm the poor (sometimes forcing them to plea guilty rather than pay) over the rich, and how reality television has glorified bounty hunters that profit off it. (YouTube 18m) LWT produced their own, less exciting, reality show depicting a saner alternative. And, finally, John Oliver wears a pair of goofy golden Adidas shoes, takes a bit out of everything on McDonalds' Dollar Menu, and, yes, drinks an entire Bug Light Lime. In one go, in fact. [more inside]
Mr. Robot: eps1.0_hellofriend.mov Season 1, Ep 1
In MR. ROBOT, Elliot, a cyber-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night, is recruited by a mysterious underground group to destroy the firm he's paid to protect. Elliot must decide how far he'll go to expose the forces he believes are running (and ruining) the world. [more inside]
When Higinio Ochoa got out of prison for hacking in September of 2014, one of the terms of his parole was that he is not allowed to use any internet connected device. We went to his home in Austin to find out how he got caught and what it's like - in 2015 - to go from living online to not having any internet access.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Payday Loan Industry, Russia Bans Food Imports Season 1, Ep 14
This week: Americans striking ISIS in Iraq with aerial bombardment. Russian gang steals 1.2 billion internet passwords. A three-day cease-fire in Gaza doesn't quite go the distance. A long piece on the payday loan industry. (16m) Russia bans Western food imports.