How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion
I do have a google account and while I do have a cell phone capable of receiving SMS messages, I don't want to pay $0.20 every time I log into my email.
E-Sports League Stuffed Bitcoin Mining Code Inside Client Software
Uber's thing is also a separate application that ran independently of the rest of their stuff, so not something you could just remotely turn on by accident. It's not even bundled with the game client or launcher; if you don't go looking for it, you won't have it.
Half of Mars May Have Ice
That may be true, but it would be hard undoing "whatever we do to this planet" if we kill ourselves doing it. Or if something totally unexpected happens that we can't plan for, prevent, or adapt to.