Samantha Cole

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The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Startup Wants the Rights to Your Face in Perpetuity for $127,000

London-based startup Geomiq is commissioning friendly faces for a mystery client's robot.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
Social Media

Am I an Asshole for Hating People Who Tweet 'Send Cute Pets?' An Investigation

I asked social researchers why people request cute dog and cat pics from strangers online when they're having a bad day.
Samantha Cole
10.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Is How the Blowjob Billboard Was Hijacked to Show Porn

Police released footage of two suspects breaking into an Auburn Hills digital billboard that played porn for 20 minutes on Saturday night.
Samantha Cole
10.2.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Yahoo Engineer Used Insider Access to Get Private Photos of Women

Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted to hacking, finding, and downloading the private images and videos of thousands of Yahoo users while he worked for the company.
Samantha Cole
10.2.19
weird

Threesome Blowjob Scene on Giant Highway Billboard Could Have Caused an Accident, Police Say

Auburn Hills Police Department said that the porn, a threesome blowjob scene featuring Xev Bellringer, could have caused an accident.
Samantha Cole
10.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Facebook Just Announced $10 Million ‘Deepfakes Detection Challenge’

A dataset will be released as part of a public contest launched by Facebook and its partners to develop technology for detecting fake, algorithmically-generated videos.
Samantha Cole
9.6.19
News

A ‘Girls Do Porn’ Cameraman Admits He Lied to Women So They’d Film Sex Scenes

The porn production company is being sued by 22 women, who claim that they were told their videos wouldn't appear online.
Samantha Cole
9.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Creators of the World's Longest-Running Webcam Are Pulling the Plug

FogCam, an early-internet project of two San Francisco State University alumni, has reached its end after 25 years.
Samantha Cole
8.20.19
News

Pornhub Is Still Working With Company Sued for Manipulating Women Into Porn

Pornhub is still hosting and profiting from Girls Do Porn, a company that's being sued by 22 women.
Samantha Cole
8.13.19
hentai

‘Dear Fucking God:’ The ‘Alexandria Library’ of Hentai Has Suddenly Vanished

Sad Panda, a huge hentai-hosting website, is gone, and another 50 terabytes of hentai is also in danger of deletion.
Samantha Cole
7.29.19

How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

Pornhub is hosting videos that have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. The women in them say they thought the videos would never reach the internet, and that being doxed has ruined their lives.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
7.17.19
programming

Discord Just Banned a Server Selling DeepNude, an App That Undresses Photos of Women

A small community of people is dedicated to reviving DeepNude, a program that creates non-consensual nudes of women.
Samantha Cole
7.2.19
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