Patrick McGuire

Steel Town Down

Why We Partnered With CTV to Make a Documentary About the Opioid Crisis

VICE Canada’s Head of Content explains why we teamed up with CTV’s W5 for our new documentary, ‘Steel Town Down: Overdose Crisis in the Soo.’
Patrick McGuire
2.9.18
creep catchers

Here’s Why We Spent Months Investigating Canada’s Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

VICE Canada’s Head of Content explains the popular ‘Creep Catchers’ have serious implications for Canadian democracy.
Patrick McGuire
1.5.17
News

Justin Trudeau’s First Test of Journalistic Freedoms: The RCMP vs. VICE

Our new prime minister has been unabashedly pro-journalist in his statements, but will he make legal protections for reporters a priority?
Patrick McGuire
11.5.15
Stuff

We Spoke to the Canadian Hackers Who Defaced Donald Trump’s Website

Donald Trump's website was defaced to display a thank you note for Jon Stewart's illustrious career. But what were the hackers thinking? We called them up and asked.
Patrick McGuire
8.4.15
News

An E-Cigarette Vendor in New York Tried to Monetize the Charleston Massacre

Whoever registered thelastrhodesian.com set it up so that it would automatically redirect the user to the website for Fluid Vapor in Bohemia, New York. While Fluid Vapor doesn't appear to have any connection to white supremacy, or racism of any sort...
Patrick McGuire
6.23.15
News

Toronto Police Chief Bragged About Monitoring Protesters and Anonymous Is Pissed

Even if Blair's spying strategy is legally defensible, it doesn't mean it's the type of police tactic that rings true ethically.
Patrick McGuire
3.19.15
News

Are Canadian and British Spy Agencies Really Spying on People via Angry Birds?

It's either a weird spy joke or a[nother] very disturbing encroachment on smartphone users' privacy.
Patrick McGuire
1.29.15
News

Behind Anonymous’s Operation to Reveal Britain’s Elite Child-Rape Syndicate

Online activists are working hard to stop the media from ignoring a possible child molestation scandal that could involve high-ranking political figures.
Patrick McGuire
1.15.15
Stuff

'CrossCountry Canada' Is Now Free to Play Online

The iconic edutainment video game is much harder than you remember it, and game programmer Jimfre Bacal says it was made that way on purpose.
Patrick McGuire
1.9.15
News

Canada's Environmental Impact Damaged Our Reputation in 2014

A recent editorial from Canadian Press examined Canada's reputation among Americans, but overlooked the damage we did this year with our environmental recklessness.
Patrick McGuire
12.30.14
News

We Learned Very Little about Canada’s Cybersurveillance Agency, CSEC, in 2014

Except for a new report, which shows they joke about monitoring hockey fans.
Patrick McGuire
12.29.14
News

The Canadian Government Is Researching "Guided Bombs"

The Canadian military's R&D division appears to be looking into a smart, guided bomb system for aerial war.
Patrick McGuire
12.9.14
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