cell phones

Boat fire

A Charging Cell Phone May Have Caused the Deadly California Boat Fire

Witnesses and people who know the diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast have a theory
Alex Lubben

Doug Ford is Banning Cell Phones in Schools

Critics say that a blanket cell phone ban may be impossible to enforce, and also takes away a potentially powerful learning tool.
Tamara Khandaker
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Drunk Guy Tries to Bust into a Cockpit Saying He 'Needs' to Charge His Phone

C'mon man, take a nap or something.
Drew Schwartz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

FEMA Is Testing Presidential Phone Alerts from Trump You Can't Opt Out Of

The "presidential alerts" work just like tornado and flood warnings, and they'll reach nearly every cell phone in America.
Drew Schwartz
cell phones

Canada’s big cell companies new data plans "suck," critics say

Regulators told Canada big three cell phone companies to offer cheaper mobile data plans but few are impressed with the new offers.
Kieran Delamont
cell phone addiction

I Tried to Cure My Smartphone Addiction Using My Smartphone

There are apps for that! And they're mostly worthless.
Nick Greene
cyber war

White House looks at nationalizing entire phone network to block hackers

“We want to build a network so the Chinese can’t listen to your calls."
David Gilbert
"A victory for digital privacy"

The Supreme Court of Canada just made it harder for police to read your texts

Canada’s highest court says police need to get a warrant before reading your texts
Hilary Beaumont

It’s Slightly Less Shitty to Have a Phone in Canada Now

We’re still paying more than the rest of the world, but at least our contracts will be more readable.
Drew Brown

Is the Mexican Government Spying on Journalists?

On the season finale of 'CYBERWAR,' Ben Makuch investigates why government spyware is cropping up on Mexican reporters' smartphones.
VICE Staff
border security

Canada’s border agents are seizing an increasing number of phones in Quebec and Toronto

Data obtained by VICE News shows Canadian border guards are increasingly confiscating phones in Quebec and the GTA
Hilary Beaumont
The Holy Cow Issue

Burner Phones Are Changing the Way People Illegally Cross the Mexican Border

​A technological arms race between migrants, cartels, and authorities is heating up at the Mexico-United States border. At its center? Cheap, pay-as-you-go phones.
Brian Anderson and Camilo Salas