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Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

"We would like to invite you to come to shithole Namibia, one of the best shithole countries out there."
Drew Schwartz
2.1.18
Social Media

This Is How Much Marketers Know About You Based on One Facebook Like

A new study indicates that it’s incredibly easy to target ads based on users’ personality types.
Louise Matsakis
12.7.17
ADVERTISING

Definitive Proof That the Advertising Industry Is the Worst

Cocaine, dickheadery, more cocaine, then a bit more cocaine.
Anonymous
2.9.17
Stuff

Someone Has Vandalised Our VICELAND Posters – But Who's to Blame?

Our ads have been blacked out, and nobody seems to know whodunnit.
VICE Staff
9.30.16
Design

Hackers Built an Ad-Blocking AR Headset

This DIY headset built from the ground up at PennAppsW2015 can effectively recognize and eliminate pesky ads thanks to augmented reality.
Beckett Mufson
6.12.16
Stuff

Tear Jerks: Why the 'Emotional Branding' of Burgers and Banks Needs To Stop

I'm sick to death of watching a person get born, have kids and die while Birdy does a plinky-plonky cover of an 80s pop hit.
Angus Harrison
3.31.16
Photo

I Spent Ten Years Taking Photos of Lost Cat Notices

I think pets bring out the best in people.
Garry Sykes
11.25.14
The Humongous Fungus Among Us Issue

Country Recess Children's Whiskey

A country recess boy knows the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Country Recess Children's Whiskey
9.24.14
apps

This Augmented Reality App Blocks Advertisements With Digital Art

NO AD is like an IRL AdBlocker, or a realized version of the plot from "They Live."
Beckett Mufson
9.11.14
Film

David Lynch's CGI Nail Polish Ad Is Unsurprisingly Surreal

In 50 seconds, Lynch brings viewers through outer space and a sea of kaleidoscopic makeup.
Zach Sokol
7.29.14
Stuff

Think You Can Write Better Ads Than Convicted Felons?

Two young copywriters are getting prisoners to design concept ads.
Mark Copyranter Duffy
3.19.14