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The DM That Changed My Life

The DM That Changed My Life: When a Guy Replied to My Nude with a Cry-Laugh Emoji

Reclined on my bed, I resembled, both in posture and atmosphere, the iconic life drawing scene in 'Titanic.'
James Greig
8.7.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Over 1500 People in Kerala Open Postal Accounts After Fake News Promises Them Money

After a WhatsApp message promised that people could avail financial benefits up to Rs 15 Lakh, thousands queued up at the local post office despite the authorities insisting it's not true.
Shamani Joshi
8.1.19
Culture

Emojis That Don’t Exist but Should

If we all had a bong, we’d all get along.
Shamani Joshi
Dhvani Solani
7.17.19
Hacking

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.19
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.10.19
Social Media

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
4.18.19
In Moderation

Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps

A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.
Joseph Cox
4.11.19
misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.3.19
TOYS

Meet ‘The Godfather’ of India’s Hot Wheels Collectors

This is serious business.
Parthshri Arora
2.11.19
Sex

The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.
Payal Mohta
12.5.18
MEME WEEK

Why Do Memes Make Us Happy?

We spoke with a psychologist to understand how it’s way beyond just a case of #ItMe.
Parthshri Arora
9.26.18
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