privacy

Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
7.12.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Finding Ourselves Online, Offline, and the Spaces in Between

Editors from VICE Magazine and Broadly explain why this year's annual photo issue – in collaboration with Broadly – explores the theme of Privacy and Perception.
Lindsay Schrupp
Elizabeth Renstrom
ELLIS JONES
Sarah Burke
Zing Tsjeng
7.12.18
tech

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
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
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
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
Television

Private Memories Don't Exist in This New 'Black Mirror' Teaser

The "Crocodile" trailer is the latest look at what horrors are to come in the upcoming fourth season.
VICE Staff
11.28.17
Social Media

Your Phone Can Tell When You're Depressed

But should it?
Gray Chapman
9.12.17
Internet Hygiene

When You Inevitably Get Hacked, Blame Public Wifi

If you must use it, here’s how to stay safe.
Katherine Gillespie
7.6.17
the internet

How Theresa May's Fight Against Extremism Is Screwing with Online Privacy

The Prime Minister is mad at terrorism, but also wants, for some reason, to look at your WhatsApp group chat.
Joe Bish
6.23.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vibrator Company That Tracked Your Wanking Habits Will Pay £3 Million Settlement

Makers of the We-Vibe have agreed to delete all the hump and vibe info they stored without users’ consent.
Sarah Berman
3.15.17
privacy

A Sex Club for Bisexual Women Left Intimate Photos of Its Members Freely Accessible Online

Skirt Club is an online community "for girls who play with girls". But a VICE investigation found the organisation didn't take its users' security that seriously.
WLADA KOLOSOWA AND MAX HOPPENSTEDT
1.27.17