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investigation

Here's How Much Pornhub Knows About You

Advertisers can target your location, language, sexual preferences and the specific browser you're using.
Sebastian Meineck
9.5.19
Motherboard

What Does a Nuclear Explosion Feel Like?

On the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, VICE's new film speaks to British atomic veterans to find out what it's like to experience an atomic bomb explosion up close.
Wester van Gaal
8.29.18
Internet Insecurity

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.5.18
Culture

The Man Who Made 'Tetris'

Life gets pretty chill after creating 'Tetris' and escaping the KGB.
Jagger Gravning
4.2.18
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.26.18
HOTY2017

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.15.18
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
crime

In a First, a Man Is Charged for Rape Over the Internet

Sweden’s laws don’t require penetration to call it rape.
Samantha Cole
12.5.17
Music

How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song

Somehow, this cheesy, emotional tune, which turns 35 this year, inspires unironic, almost undivided adoration across the web.
Jessica Furseth
11.23.17
history

The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From

It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
Jason Koebler
11.15.17
future

Future Humans Will Colonise the Deep Sea

As sea levels rise, might humans simply go under it?
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Social Media

Why You Should Never Post Pictures of Your Flight Tickets or Keys

Not only can it wind up being expensive to post these things on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – it can also be very dangerous.
Theresa Locker
9.20.17
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