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Instagram

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.27.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organised Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.8.19
Views My Own

The 11 Types of Trolls You Meet Online

From Purity Testers to Logic DESTROYERS, here are the people you encounter when you don't log off when you should.
Justin Caffier
3.7.19
Views My Own

Even Millennials with Money Are Miserable Now

If you're not submerged in debt or the victim of a scam, you're still probably overwhelmed by worry about the future.
Alex Norcia
3.6.19
Internet

Videos of Gang Rape Are Being Sold in India for Less Than $1

In Uttar Pradesh, you can walk into a store and buy video clips of horrific attacks shot on mobile phones. Now anti-rape campaigners are fighting back.
Sunaina Kumar
3.4.19
Culture

Solange Reviving BlackPlanet Is a Nod to OG Black Twitter

The 1999 site was futuristic for its time, birthed black Twitter, and influenced the rest of the web too.
Taylor Hosking
3.2.19
Late Capitalism

Anti-Amazon Fever Is Spreading, and Big Tech Companies Should Be Worried

After the company's deal collapsed in New York, the next community-upending project might be a tougher sell.
Ankita Rao
2.26.19
Deadly Disruption

South Korea's Taxi Drivers Keep Setting Themselves On Fire to Protest a New Ridehailing Service

There's a dark side to the on-demand industry.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.21.19
Culture

My Sensual Journey into Japan's $90 Million Fake Anime Boyfriend Market

Since the 90s, Japanese women have been playing otome ("maiden") games, which allow the player to pursue virtual relationships with several virtual hunks. In the interest of journalism, I spent over $60 flirting with them.
Callie Beusman
12.29.18
Views My Own

Don’t Work 80 Hours a Week for Elon Musk, or Anyone

Musk claims "nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." Not only is that totally wrong, it's a trademark of boss exploitation.
Rick Paulas
11.29.18
Dating

All The Dating Apps, Ranked by How Badly They'll Disappoint You

Let's be honest: Meet cutes are not real, so we sifted through dating apps so you wouldn't have to.
Helen Meriel Thomas
11.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

I Don't Care if This Robot Dog Can Dance, It Will Still Kill Us All

Don't let its cute new moves fool you.
River Donaghey
10.16.18
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