There are half as many African lions than there were 25 years ago. Conservation programs aim to protect the disappearing species by promoting human-lion cohabitation across the African savanna.
Nicole PerlrothAs you head to Lion King, consider that there are now half as many lions as there were the last time the film came out. My brother @Paulix talks to @NatGeo about their disappearance and what we can all do about it. #ProtectThePride
“It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names,” says a person involved with litigation against Epstein. “It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
Nicole PerlrothIt’s only been a week and a half since Epstein was arrested, and the distractor in chief has everyone talking about Omar. Meanwhile: “It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names. It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities.
Nicole PerlrothOver the past few months, @SangerNYT and I learned Cyber Command has stepped up attacks on the Russian grid. Some say that after years of Russian attacks on the US grid, it’s long overdue. Others said this marks a dangerous escalation
Nicole PerlrothIncredible: In June 2014, Anthony Bourdain created an anonymous profile on reddit.com – username "NooYawkCity" – and started posting regularly on the brazilian jiu jitsu subreddit. Over 4 years, Bourdain posted 80 times. The posts are pure Bourdain. #imisshim twitter.com/dotMudge/statu…
Security experts warn that time is running out for campaigns to create protections against the cyberattacks and disinformation seen in recent elections.
Nicole PerlrothNEW: One year out from 2020, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the phishing attacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign.
American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.
Nicole PerlrothNEW: Baltimore was hit with an NSA hacking tool that is being used to hijack U.S. cities. @ScottShaneNYT and I spent months looking into the origins of EternalBlue, a stolen NSA weapon that is popping up in more and more attacks across the country.
Edited videos of the House speaker were widely shared online, pointing to the political chaos that digital manipulation is likely to cause in the future.
Nicole PerlrothNYTimes showing how it's done. A side-by-side of Pelosi's real remarks with Trump's edited disinformation hit job. Please let this be the new standard. cc: Every media outlet everywhere.
The Twitter chief executive is tech’s foremost manfluencer, guiding his followers toward optimum cognitive performance. Or, at least, hunger.
Nicole PerlrothThis @NellieBowles piece is going to haunt me for the rest of my Silicon Valley days. A taste: “We’re not physical laborers anymore. I’m not a farmer,” Mr. Woo said. “Now we need to optimize for cognitive performance and intellectual labor.” 🤮
Hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other Muslims from Xinjiang have been detained in camps, drawing international condemnation. But outside the camps, Uighurs live in a virtual cage.
Nicole PerlrothThis @nytimes interactive on the Chinese surveillance state is incredibly disturbing. "In Kindergarten, they ask children, 'Do your parents read the Quran?'..."My daughter had a classmate who said 'My mom teaches us the Quran.' The next day they are gone."
Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.
Nicole PerlrothNEW: Our months long investigation into Israeli spyware co NSO and its competitors in the rapidly expanding market for cybermercenaries and mobile spyware is out. We traced NSO back to customers throughout the Middle East, Mexico, even Finland
In new filings submitted late Thursday, the Democratic National Committee, whose computers were breached in 2016, said it was on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign in November.
Nicole PerlrothThe hackers-likely 🇷🇺 Cozy Bear-hammered some targets with 100+ phishing emails. The DNC attack failed; others were breached. Hackers goal was to ferret out American foreign policy positions, particularly related to Africa...?!?