🦄 Tech

‘xz utils’ Software Backdoor Uncovered in Years-Long Hacking Plot

A fascinating but ominous software story dropped on Friday: a widely used file compression software package called “xz utils” has a cleverly embedded system for backdooring shell login connections, and it’s unclear how far this dangerous package got into countless internet-enabled devices. It appears the…

🦄 Community, Tech

Keep Unicorn Riot Growing Through 2024

With wars and polarization on the rise, independent media continues to meet a critical need. For more than eight years, Unicorn Riot has reported underrepresented stories and shed light on alternative perspectives and systems, while providing an accessible platform for diverse stories, communities, and media…

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Unicorn Riot X Means TV

Unicorn Riot is joining the world’s first worker-owned streaming service, Means TV. As of July 10, you can stream Unicorn Riot’s groundbreaking reporting covering a variety of topics on their platform.

To start, there will be 150+ videos across 10 curated collections showcasing our in-depth…

🦄 Police, Racism & Far-Right, Tech

The Far-Right’s Fascination with the U.S. Electric Grid

Over the past two years, government agencies have been warning that white supremacists and far-right extremists are the most significant domestic threat to American security.

Moore County, NC experienced a blackout in early December 2022 that affected more than 45,000 residents after two local substations…

🦄 Tech

Primer on Bitcoin, NFTs and the ‘Blockchain Revolution’

Over 14 years ago in 2008, an anonymous computer programmer(s) writing under the presumed alias of “Satoshi Nakamoto” developed a groundbreaking new form of digitized currency known as “Bitcoin.” This new currency uses electronic cryptography to generate random numbers, which represent the currency in digital…

🦄 Social Control, Tech

Target Supremacy: What You Should Know About the 2013 Security Breach

Since Target Corporation’s massive hack in 2013, some significant information has come to light, like the fact that Target was extracting extremely sensitive information from millions of its own customers before it was compromised. Additionally, Target has invested heavily in mass surveillance technologies and policing,…

🦄 Police, Racism & Far-Right, Tech

Activists Target Target’s Cop Collaboration

Minneapolis, MN – Following the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, activists began blowing the whistle on Target Corporation’s unprecedented partnership with police, laying blame with the retail giant for Floyd’s death after years of funding racialized surveillance and draconian law enforcement. 

“George Floyd…

🦄 Police, Tech

Aerial Surveillance in Twin Cities Frustrates, Alarms Residents

When protests broke out several weeks ago in a Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb over the police killing of Daunte Wright, tensions were already high thanks to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer found guilty of murdering George Floyd. State and local authorities were ready…