nsa

Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
6.11.19
SURVEILLANCE

Whistleblower Exhibition Exposes Surveillance Age Vigilantes

A Danish exhibition showcases multimedia work about vigilantes like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden.
DJ Pangburn
8.6.17
SURVEILLANCE

I Got Tracked by Ai Weiwei's Drones and Here's What Happened

Ai, Jacques Herzog, and Pierre de Meuron staged a creepily prescient installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
Kara Weisenstein
7.12.17
Motherboard Homepage

Round Two: WannaCry Ransomware's Global Attack Has Started Again

Ransomware that emerged from a dump of alleged NSA exploits has quickly learned from its mistakes.
Joseph Cox
5.14.17
Motherboard Homepage

They're Back: The Shadow Brokers Release More Alleged Exploits

In their new post the NSA hackers pointed specifically to President Trump, and recent political events.
Joseph Cox
4.9.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Yahoo Reportedly Spied on Millions of Users' Emails for the Government

Last year, the company allegedly complied with a government directive asking it to search through every incoming user email for specific information.
VICE Staff
10.6.16
Art

The USB Manicure Puts Data at Your Fingertips

Nail art gets a conceptual makeover with this DIY manicure from Nadja Buttendorph and Aram Bartholl.
Andrew Salomone
10.2.16
Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains Why He’s the Perfect Person to Play Snowden

The star opens up about 'Snowden,' patriotism, and his family's longstanding awareness that the government isn't always doing as it seems.
Mike Pearl
9.13.16
Art

Laura Poitras' First Solo Show Makes the Surveillance State Visible

"Astro Noise," which opens today at the Whitney Museum of American Art, marks the "CITIZENFOUR" filmmaker's first ever solo museum exhibition.
Sami Emory
2.6.16
Art

'Little Sister's Watching, Too': Surveillance Art and the Ethics of Looking

The show features 14 works from artists, like Trevor Paglen and James Bridle, that explore the intersections of surveillance agencies and operations with civic rights and privacy.
Sami Emory
1.5.16
Design

Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make, this Site's Watching

Benjamin Grosser’s new site serves as a reminder that when you read the web, the web’s also reading you.
Gabrielle Bruney
1.2.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the NSA?

Most of the time, I don't give a shit that the government is spying on me. Turns out, I probably should.
Mike Pearl
12.11.15
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