Jason Koebler

Jason Koebler

Jason is a cofounder of 404 Media. He was previously the editor-in-chief of Motherboard. He loves the Freedom of Information Act and surfing.
205 posts
You're Invited: 404 Media's First Anniversary Party
events

You're Invited: 404 Media's First Anniversary Party

We're throwing a party and you're invited!
Sticker Mule in Marketing Email: ‘Donald Trump Was Shot … Btw, get 1 Shirt for $4 (normally $19)’
StickerMule

Sticker Mule in Marketing Email: ‘Donald Trump Was Shot … Btw, get 1 Shirt for $4 (normally $19)’

Artists, bands, and small businesses are vowing to never use the company again, and have been posting links to competitors.
Goldman Sachs: AI Is Overhyped, Wildly Expensive, and Unreliable
Generative AI

Goldman Sachs: AI Is Overhyped, Wildly Expensive, and Unreliable

One of the world's largest investment banks wonders if generative AI will be worth the huge investment and hype: "will this large spend ever pay off?"
A Beloved Tech Blog Is Now Publishing AI Articles Under the Names of Its Old Human Staff
AI

A Beloved Tech Blog Is Now Publishing AI Articles Under the Names of Its Old Human Staff

TUAW, a site that was shut down 10 years ago, was sold to a private equity firm, then to a company in Hong Kong, and has now stolen its old workers' identities and is running their old work through AI summarizers.
The Ticketmaster Hack Is Becoming a Logistical Nightmare for Fans and Brokers
Ticketmaster

The Ticketmaster Hack Is Becoming a Logistical Nightmare for Fans and Brokers

The latest dump includes ticket data, which means fans' tickets can be stolen if Ticketmaster doesn't reissue them. "This is really really really really bad," one broker told 404 Media.
Scalpers Work With Hackers to Liberate Ticketmaster's ‘Non-Transferable’ Tickets
Tickets

Scalpers Work With Hackers to Liberate Ticketmaster's ‘Non-Transferable’ Tickets

Scalpers have reverse-engineered how Ticketmaster creates tickets, and are now generating and selling them on their own parallel infrastructure.
r/SecurityClearance Is the Best Subreddit
Reddit

r/SecurityClearance Is the Best Subreddit

An unhinged subreddit of people sharing their secrets before they share them with the U.S. government.
'Local Residents' Terrorizing City Council Meetings Were Actually Overseas, Feds Allege
Zoom Bombing

'Local Residents' Terrorizing City Council Meetings Were Actually Overseas, Feds Allege

A racist 'Zoom Bombing' group was made up of American teenagers collaborating on a Roblox-owned chat with foreign nationals, according to a criminal complaint.
Researchers Prove Rabbit AI Breach By Sending Email to Us as Admin
News

Researchers Prove Rabbit AI Breach By Sending Email to Us as Admin

The researchers claim they could see “all Rabbit R1 responses ever given."
Listen to the AI-Generated Ripoff Songs That Got Udio and Suno Sued
Udio

Listen to the AI-Generated Ripoff Songs That Got Udio and Suno Sued

The record industry has filed a list of thousands of songs it believes have been scraped without permission, and has recreated versions of famous songs using Udio and Suno.
Has Facebook Stopped Trying?
Facebook

Has Facebook Stopped Trying?

Facebook has been overrun with AI spam and scams. Experts say Facebook has stopped asking them for help.
Ticketmaster Crashes During Olivia Rodrigo Presale—Here's Why
Olivia Rodrigo

Ticketmaster Crashes During Olivia Rodrigo Presale—Here's Why

Specialized web browsers for ticket brokers combined with overwhelming fan demand is overwhelming Ticketmaster's infrastructure.