ICE Just Renewed Its Contract With Palantir

Despite organized protests around the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Peter Thiel’s data aggregation and surveillance company.
Caroline Haskins
5 days ago

Facebook Said It Wasn't Listening to Your Conversations. It Was.

Facebook's excuse? All the other tech companies were doing it, too.
David Gilbert
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

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

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
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
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
hate crimes

Jussie Smollett allegedly faked his attack. But hate crimes are almost never hoaxes, data shows.

In both 2016 and 2017, only about .3 percent of reported hate crimes turned out to be fake.
Tess Owen

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

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

Here's what's in the 250 pages of secret Facebook emails the U.K. just released​

The explosive set of documents contradict Zuckerberg's repeated denials that Facebook was willing to monetize access to its users’ data.
David Gilbert
Gender Pay Gap

Pay inequality between men and women is way worse than anyone thought, new study says

Women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn, right? It's actually more like 49 cents.
Rex Santus

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