How to use your phone to find hidden cameras

/ If the camera is using an infrared light, your phone can pick up what your eyes can’t. Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge To quote a worn — but occasionally true — saying from Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” The popularity of Airbnb and […]

Netflix is canceling Dead End: Paranormal Park

/ Netflix’s adaptation of the DeadEndia graphic novels is being canceled, but series creator Hamish Steele says the story will come to a proper end in the books. Norma, Pugsley, and Barney.Image: Netflix Though Hamish Steele’s Dead End: Paranormal Park was one of the better animated series to hit Netflix last year with its two […]

Meta sues company using fake Facebook accounts to scrape data

/ Voyager Labs allegedly used the data alongside its own software, which the company claims can predict future criminal behavior. Meta claims to have disabled over 60,000 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts used by Voyager Labs.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta has filed a legal complaint against a company for allegedly creating tens […]

How ‘radioactive data’ could help reveal malicious AIs

/ Artificial intelligence is about to create some serious propaganda problems, a new paper argues. One solution: to nuke the web. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Bit by bit, text generated by artificial intelligence is creeping into the mainstream. This week brought news that the venerable consumer tech site CNET, where I worked […]

Meta sues company using fake Facebook accounts to scrape data

/ Voyager Labs allegedly used the data alongside its own software, which the company claims can predict future criminal behavior. Meta claims to have disabled over 60,000 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts used by Voyager Labs.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta has filed a legal complaint against a company for allegedly creating tens […]

Microsoft investigating Windows Start menu and taskbar shortcuts disappearing

Microsoft/ Tech / Multiple IT admins are complaining of shortcuts to applications disappearing on Windows machines this morning. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft says it’s investigating an issue in Windows that is causing application shortcuts in the Start menu or taskbar to disappear. Multiple IT admins have detailed the problem on Twitter […]

Another Earth-size exoplanet discovered in habitable zone of nearby star

/ The planet, named TOI 700 e, is one of four known planets orbiting a cool star approximately 100 light-years away. The planet was discovered by NASA’s planet-hunting telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Newly discovered Earth-size planet TOI 700 e orbits within the habitable zone of its star in this illustration. Its Earth-size sibling […]