online privacy


Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online

In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.
David Gilbert

Should UK Citizens Be Scared of Their New Internet Surveillance Bill?

Web companies could be made to store their users' internet browsing history for a year.
Nicole Kobie
Post Mortem

Dying on Facebook

The company will either delete the profile or preserve it as a "memorialization" account—but neither of those options are without problems, and some people are frustrated by their lack of control over their loved ones' pages.
Simon Davis

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service Refused to Tell Us How Much It Spent on an Unconstitutional Snooping Campaign

Canada's top spy agency has given VICE a "we can neither confirm nor deny."
Justin Ling

I Asked a Privacy Lawyer What Facebook's New Terms and Conditions Will Mean for You

"With Facebook and their clients now knowing where you eat, where you travel, where you shop, and who you are with, they could have a detailed database covering all aspects of users' lives."
Michael Grothaus
The VICE Guide to Making 2014 Better Than 2013

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Online Life More Private in 2014

If 2013 was the year of the whistle-blower waking the world up to vast state surveillance, then 2014 should be the year of encryption and privacy. Here are a few ways to avoid being spied on, aside from throwing your computer off a building.
DJ Pangburn

Jacob Appelbaum Doesn't Have Much Hope for the Future of Privacy

Jacob Appelbaum has been called the "most dangerous man in cyberspace." But he's not, and it's a label that pisses him off. In reality, Appelbaum is a renowned cybersecurity expert who happens to be one of the developers for the Tor Project and a...
John Lubbock