privacy

Question Of The Day

Question of the Day: Never Use a Phone, or Everything on Your Phone Goes Public?

"I'd make everything public. It’d make life interesting."
Stephen Smit
7.12.18
Australia Today

You Can Now Get Fined in NSW for Leaving Your Car Unlocked

Wollongong cops are cracking down on carelessness, because I guess—jerks?
Wendy Syfret
7.6.18
tech

How to See Which Apps Can Read Your Gmail

Third party app developers read user emails, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising questions about Google’s oversight.
Jordan Pearson
7.5.18
tech

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
Australia Today

PornHub Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

"The future has cum," the world's largest porn site said.
Millie Roberts
4.18.18
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.5.18
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.24.18
Social Media

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.7.17
Television

Private Memories Don't Exist in This New 'Black Mirror' Teaser

The "Crocodile" trailer is the latest look at what horrors are to come in the upcoming fourth season.
VICE Staff
11.27.17
Technology

PSA: With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can Take Pictures And Videos Without You Noticing

This is not a bug, but keep it in mind when a random app asks you for permission to access your camera.
Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
10.29.17
Social Media

Your Phone Can Tell When You're Depressed

But should it?
Gray Chapman
9.11.17
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