Samantha Cole

Assistant editor

samantha.cole@vice.com
data privacy

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.
Samantha Cole
3.21.19
Instagram

Instagram Finally Admits It's a Bra Shopping App

With "Checkout for Instagram," the photo-sharing platform becomes what it was always meant for: shilling.
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
Facebook

Facebook Is Launching a New Machine Learning Algorithm to Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook told Motherboard that this tool is trained on "previously confirmed non-consensual intimate images."
Samantha Cole
3.18.19
moderation

This Chrome Extension Lets You Tune Out Toxic Comments Online

“Tune” is an app that uses machine learning to filter what it thinks is “toxic” content, but it’s far from perfect.
Samantha Cole
3.15.19
Math

Kids Have ‘Math Anxiety’ Thanks to Parents and Teachers, Report Finds

Adults have an impact on students' math anxiety, but that can change.
Samantha Cole
3.15.19
sex toys

This GoPro for Your Dick Is Ridiculous

You can now buy the Cock Cam, a cock ring with a camera on it, for $160.
Samantha Cole
3.12.19
Review Bombing

'Captain Marvel' Shows How the Culture War Is Making User Reviews Useless

Rotten Tomatoes had to make changes to audience rating functionality following a review-bombing campaign against the film.
Samantha Cole
3.11.19
Rule 34

Taking a Long, Deep Sniff of Fart Porn

“The concept of farting gave me this weird feeling as far back as I can remember."
Samantha Cole
3.11.19
Fetish

The Juicy, Round World of Blueberry Porn

The kink for watching people transform into sloshing human berries is more widespread than you think.
Samantha Cole
2.8.19
KonMari

I Went Marie Kondo on My Twitter Follows to Spark Some Joy Into My Feed

Tokimeki Unfollow helped me KonMari who I follow on Twitter.
Samantha Cole
2.6.19
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CES Revoked an Award for a Female Pleasure Device for Being 'Immoral'

The device was deemed “immoral, obscene, indecent, [or] profane” by CES.
Samantha Cole
1.9.19
Culture

It Doesn't Matter That There's a Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing in College

The generation that has never logged off is bound to have more awkward, forever-archived moments surface online.
Samantha Cole
1.4.19
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