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What Happens When the FBI Raids a Biological Testing Startup

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about a Motherboard reporter's health.
VICE Staff
a day ago
Internet

Why You Should Make a 'Digital Will'

We spoke to psychologist Elaine Kasket about her new book that looks at what happens to our data when we die.
Emily Reynolds
3.28.19
data privacy

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.
Samantha Cole
3.20.19
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
Spotify

How to Unlink Spotify from Your Facebook Account

After another massive report of Facebook mishandling data, you might want to disconnect your Spotify from the social network. Here’s how to do it.
Samantha Cole
12.21.18
adblockers

Facebook’s Arms Race with Adblockers Continues to Escalate

Typically, adblockers are able to counter Facebook’s updates within a matter of days, but the latest was a more substantial undertaking.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.10.18
Mobile

US Wireless Data Prices Are Among the Most Expensive on Earth

US consumers pay “excessive” prices for mobile data, research firm warns, adding that with looming mergers—it could soon get worse.
Karl Bode
11.20.18
SURVEILLANCE

License Plate Scanners Track Millions of Drivers to Catch a Handful of Criminals

A new collection of data from MuckRock and the Electronic Frontier Foundation has shown that law enforcement agencies only have an average hit rate of 0.5 percent for automated license plate readers.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.16.18
data privacy

Shady Data Brokers Are Selling Online Dating Profiles by the Millions

Tactical Tech and artist Joana Moll bought one million dating profiles for $153.
Samantha Cole
11.12.18
Reddit

This Word Appears in More Reddit Post Titles Than Any Other

A Reddit user scraped data from every submission that got at least 1,000 upvotes and found Trump topped the list of most-used words for three years running
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
security

Wireless Carriers Now Want to Be the Keepers of Your Website Login Data

But a history of privacy scandals makes them the worst candidates for the job.
Karl Bode
9.19.18
Pizza

2,300 People Were Injured by Pizza in the US Last Year, Government Estimates

Pizza: Friend or foe?????
Jelisa Castrodale
9.7.18
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