dead people

internet freedom

Dead People Are Posting Anti-Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC Website

“Friends of recently-deceased individuals…confirmed their friends could not have posted the comments posthumously.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.25.17
Post Mortem

What Happens if You Vote and Die Before Election Day?

Let's say you send in an absentee ballot and then you drop dead. Does your vote still count?
Simon Davis
11.1.16
Post Mortem

How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis
8.31.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thailand Is Planning to Send Drunk Drivers to Morgues as Punishment

Thai authorities want drunk drivers to "feel the pain, so that they may understand and attain a good conscience."
Helen Donahue
4.12.16
Stuff

Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead

When someone dies, their debt doesn't just disappear—and in some cases, debt collectors resort to bullying, deception, and manipulation in order to get the money they're owed.
Arielle Pardes
2.10.16
Stuff

The Little Death: Living and Loving as a Necrophiliac

Turns out there's more than one way to sexualize a corpse.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.26.15
the internet

The Internet Is Mad that These Hearse Drivers Ditched a Body to Go Get Burgers

"Would it have mattered? It's a dead body," says one Facebook user. "They where about to bury it in the ground, where it will get wet, fester and decay. I think it could sit in a car for a bit."
Hilary Pollack
6.8.15
Stuff

The World of Hearses Just Had One of the Strangest Weeks Ever

Four incidents in one week highlight just how hard it is to maintain the air of dignity we insist on from our corpse-mobiles.
Mike Pearl
5.18.15
Post Mortem

Gravestones from the Past Were Way Cooler Than They Are Today

Headstones today are as boring and lifeless as the bodies that lie beneath. But in the past, headstones were a way to show the person's personality with quotes, miniature sculptures, and elaborate artwork.
Simon Davis
5.5.15
Stuff

Burying the Dead in Alaska Is More Complicated Than You'd Think

Death in Alaska is complicated, but this guy seems to have it figured out.
Cody Liska
4.27.15
Post Mortem

Should Photographing Corpses Be Illegal?

In a world where photos of corpses can circulate around the internet and cause distress to grieving families, does it make sense to formally ban anyone taking pictures of dead bodies?
Simon Davis
2.23.15
Post Mortem

The Art and Science of Making Dead People Look Alive Again

We talked to Daniella Marcantoni, a licensed embalmer and makeup artist for the deceased, about how she works to make corpses look a little less lifeless.
Simon Davis
2.2.15
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