Samantha Cole

Assistant editor

samantha.cole@vice.com
programming

Americans Don’t Need Deepfakes to Believe Lies About Nancy Pelosi

President Trump tweeted a video of House speaker Nancy Pelosi that was altered to make her look and sound drunk, with the speed slowed down to 75 percent.
Samantha Cole
12 hours ago
programming

It's Getting Way Too Easy to Create Fake Videos of People's Faces

Samsung researchers developed an algorithm that only needs one source image to create fake videos.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
Internet

Kamala Harris and Bipartisan Legislators Hope to Pass Federal Anti-Revenge Porn Law

The SHIELD (Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution) Act aims to hold perpetrators accountable for nonconsensual pornography.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
programming

This AI-Generated Joe Rogan Voice Sounds So Real It's Scary

Startup Dessa created a Joe Rogan voice that sounds very much like the real thing.
Samantha Cole
5.17.19
programming

Turn Your Pet Into Another Species With This AI Tool

Using similar algorithms to deepfakes, Nvidia developed a new way to turn your pets into tigers, wolves, and other animals.
Samantha Cole
5.14.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
sex work

A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea

A set of bills pass this month in Florida that, if they become law, will build a “Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database."
Samantha Cole
5.10.19
Health

Did the FBI Seize My Vagina Cultures?

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about my own health.
Samantha Cole
5.8.19
sex work

A Sex Workers Union Is Organizing Against Instagram Discrimination

The Adult Performers Actors Guild is standing up for sex workers who are tired of being banned from Instagram with no explanation.
Samantha Cole
5.6.19
Reddit

This Quantum Physicist Used Machine Learning to Map Reddit’s Sexual Fetishes

More than one thousand subreddits, plotted in an interactive tree.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
Buyables

An Adult Model Explains How to Take the Best Nude Selfies

Whether you're a professional or just looking to sext, here's the stuff you'll need to upgrade your nude selfie game.
Samantha Cole
4.30.19
Facebook

Researchers Say Facebook’s Dead Users Could Outnumber the Living Within 50 Years

This study suggests we start thinking seriously about how we handle digital remains.
Samantha Cole
4.29.19
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