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Amazon Is Using Prime Day to Lock People into a Giant Surveillance Network

Amazon is offering 30 to 40 percent discounts on Ring surveillance products for Prime Day. Think carefully about these products before going through with a purchase.
Caroline Haskins
4 days ago
security

Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911

Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
security

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

Using the 'Track THIS' tool opens up 100 tabs at a time that will make you seem like a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.
Caroline Haskins
6.26.19
security

Black Market T-Mobile Location Data Tied to Spot of a Triple Murder

In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.
Joseph Cox
6.26.19
security

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Company Is Putting Suspected Petty Thieves in its Advertisements

Ring, Amazon's doorbell company, posted a video of a woman suspected of a crime and asked users to call the cops with information.
Samantha Cole
6.6.19
security

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

TeleSign’s advertisement highlights how the sale of phone location data is not restricted just to the United States.
Joseph Cox
6.5.19
security

FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation

Ajit Pai’s FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
security

‘They Would Go Absolutely Nuts’: How a Mark Cuban-Backed Facial Recognition Firm Tried to Work With Cops

Suspect Technologies tried to convince police to hand over a database of driver license photos, and pitched a product that would scan for people of a certain ethnicity.
Joseph Cox
5.6.19
security

How Security Experts Are Adapting to the Ever-Present Threat of Mass Shootings

Are we heading toward a future in which all live entertainment requires layers of intense security?
Allie Conti
9.3.18
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Concert Security Guard

What ever happens to all those confiscated cigarettes?
Titah AW
8.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Pretended to Be an Army General with a Chopper for a Date, Feds Say

He allegedly told people he was headed to a top-secret meeting approved by the president, which feds say was a bunch of BS.
Drew Schwartz
2.13.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump now threatening to sue Bannon, Manafort sues Mueller and the Justice Department, Trump drops electoral fraud charade, and more.
VICE Staff
1.4.18
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