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.


27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.


The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.


69 New Emojis Announced, Including Breastfeeding Woman, Woman with Headscarf, and Steak

New symbols are coming to Emoji 5.0, including vampires, zombies, merpeople, and bearded men.


The Fight to Overcome Censorship: Blackout (Full Length)

VICE News explores the role of technology in the global fight for freedom of expression.


Technology and the Fight for Free Expression: Blackout (Series Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News explores the role of technology in the global fight for freedom of expression.


The Artist Who Fights Authoritarianism with Doodles

The power of the Romanian artist's politically motivated work lies in its simplicity.


The Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Has Convinced Lego to Change Its Policy on Political Projects

The Danish company refused to fulfill a bulk request for its toy bricks from the dissident artist, prompting a torrent of online criticism that eventually led the company to reverse its position.


A Burning Man Decompression Party Made Me Not Hate Burning Man

I really thought it was all bullshit.


This Photographer Reverse-Searches His Body Parts on Google to Make 'Melfies'

Melbourne photographer Jackson Eaton is inverting our idea of selfies.


Former 'Onion' Editor: We Need to Defend Satire, Even When We Don't Like It

It's important to know that everything, no matter how offensive, can be said.


Ryshon Jones's "Bottomless Pit" Will Make You Want to Do Something with Your Worthless Life

In Jones's own words, this new track embodies "the idea of growth and taking power in your own hands. There are people who complain about things. And then there are people who sit back, observe, and change what they don't like.”