tech

crime

Man Who Leaked Jennifer Lawrence's Nudes Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison

George Garofano was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty for computer hacking that resulted in "The Fappening," which leaked intimate photos of actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson.
Zing Tsjeng
8.30.18
Photo Essay

These Students Designed Functional and Stylish Clothes for Disabled Seniors

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.
Elizabeth Renstrom
8.24.18
Technology

A Bot Wrote These Nonsensical Yet Extremely On Point Headlines

"The Point in Your Butt," and other Broadly stories that should exist!
Leila Ettachfini
7.30.18
Beauty

For Trans Women Like Me, Facetune Is a Way to See Our Real Selves

According to the trans women I spoke to for this story, retouching selfies with Facetune isn't necessarily about being more beautiful. It's about reclaiming the narratives of trans bodies.
Aerinn Hodges-Kolfage
7.13.18
sexual assault

103 Uber Drivers in 20 US Cities Accused of Sexual Assault and Abuse

The tech giant has been plagued by criticism that it puts passengers at risk of sexual violence. Now a new investigation reveals the scale of the problem.
Sirin Kale
5.1.18
sex work

6 Sex Workers Explain How Sharing Client Lists Saves Lives

In the wake of SESTA/FOSTA, online resources used by sex workers are being censored or vanishing entirely. Sex workers explain why these networks are crucial for warning each other about dangerous clients.
Kitty Stryker
4.2.18
SEXISM

Fighting Silicon Valley Sexism as a Queer Woman

After years of navigating the industry's insidious "Boys Club" culture, Leanne Pittsford founded the organization Lesbians Who Tech to combat the unique sexism queer women face in the workplace.
Linda Yang
3.19.18
sexual violence

A Swedish Man Was Just Convicted for the 'Online' Rape of 27 Young Teens

The unprecedented conviction puts a spotlight on sextortion, an under-studied but quickly growing form of sexual violence that involves forcing individuals to perform sexual acts on themselves over the internet.
Kimberly Lawson
11.30.17
Health

The Teen Who Developed a Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra

When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
José Luis Martínez Limón
11.8.17
Space

Meet the First Woman to Fund Her Own Trip to Space

Anousheh Ansari immigrated to the US from Iran and felt that as a teenager who didn't speak English, she had no path to become a NASA astronaut. She tells Broadly about her journey to become the first female private space explorer.
Linda Yang
10.11.17
HIV

After Losing Her Family to AIDS, This Woman Built an App to Save Lives

When Ruth Nabembezi's sister and parents died in her teens, the 22-year-old Ugandan created Ask Without Shame, an online platform for young people to get the sexual health information they need.
Alice McCool
10.5.17
Culture

'We Need to Have Our Stories': The Black Girl Gamers Fighting for Inclusion

Jay-Ann Lopez's online community Black Girl Gamers is a safe space for women of color who feel otherwise excluded from gaming.
Hani Richter
9.25.17