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"A Form of Damage Limitation:” Why We Use Twitter Alts and Finstas

We hear from some people maintaining an online double life. Spoiler alert: not everyone uses their secret accounts to shit talk their friends.
Yusuf Tamanna
4.16.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Facebook

Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing We'd Find in Your Facebook Messages?

"Probably the naughty messages from university time."
Charlie Cottrell
12.20.18
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
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