Germany will require electric vehicle charging at every gas station

As part of a 130 billion euro stimulus plan, Germany will require every gas station in the country to install electric vehicle charging stations. As reported by Reuters, this stimulus package includes subsidies for electric vehicle purchasers and taxes to penalize owning large, pollution-generating SUVs. According to Germany’s Motor Transit Authority, out of 168,148 cars…

Every Feature in Sony’s Upcoming High-End Noise-Cancelling Headphones Just Leaked

Photo: Adam Clark Estes (Gizmodo) Sony’s WH-1000XM3 is one of the best pairs of active noise-cancelling headphones on the market, but based on a Walmart product listing (which we’re guessing was accidental because it was taken down), the successor to Sony’s current top-of-the-line cans should be even better. Advertisement While Walmart’s leaked listing for the…

Hackers targeted the UK’s coronavirus vaccine research

The hackers attempted to access sensitive data related to the UK’s coronavirus response, including work that the country has done to develop a vaccine. The hacking attempts weren’t overly sophisticated. In most instances, the hackers tried to phish people with misleading links and take advantage of weak passwords. However, they were serious enough that the…

Ban This Shit

Photo: Getty Images Once the global pandemic hit, it was a no-brainer that those with the privilege of working from home absolutely should. But the ability to work remotely also came with a surge in workplace surveillance programs—a dangerous trend that ought to be smacked down before it’s too late. (Which, unfortunately, already may be…

Google says state-backed hackers are targeting Trump and Biden campaigns

Google’s security researchers say state-backed hackers from Iran and China have targeted the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns, respectively. The state-backed actors sent phishing scam attempts to the personal email accounts of campaign staff. According to Google, there are no signs that the attempts were successful, and Google has notified both campaigns. Recently TAG saw…

Facebook Let a Politician Advocate Shooting Looters With His ‘Liberty Machine’

Image: Screengrab Popular Information broke the news Thursday that Facebook had allowed a Republican Congressional candidate to run an ad suggesting that looters should be shot. In the video, former Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, who is currently running to represent Georgia’s 9th Congressional District, fires off his “liberty machine”—an AR15—over the caption “Looting hoards from…

Signal’s Proving Why It’s The Protestor’s App Of Choice

Screenshot: Signal To put it bluntly, there are plenty of folks with good reason to be scared right now. As more and more of us continue to peacefully protest the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, uniformed officers are turning literal weapons of war against us, leaving an untold number of protestors, reporters, and…

Facebook now lets everyone export media to Google Photos

You no longer have to wonder whether or not you can transfer Facebook pictures and videos to Google Photos. The company’s Alexandru Voica has revealed that everyone worldwide now has access to a tool that sends media to Google’s cloud service. As before, you’ll have to dive into “Your Facebook Information” in settings and tell…

Sea Level Rise Could Drown Mangrove Forests By 2050

Photo: Getty Mangrove forests are ecological wonders that house thousands of species and protect coastline communities from storm surge. Plus, just look at them. They’re beautiful. Advertisement But according to a study published in Science on Thursday, if we don’t curb our greenhouse gas emissions, rising seas could drown them by 2050. That would cause…