Gao

Hacking

The Pentagon's Weapons Are 'Easily Hacked' With 'Basic Tools'

A new government report reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a weapon system, and the Pentagon didn't change the default password on "multiple" systems.
Matthew Gault
10.10.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Climate change has cost the US billions according to new study, Harvey Weinstein hit with more allegations, Trump finally sends check to bereaved father, and more.
VICE Staff
10.24.17
security

The Library of Congress Was Hacked Because It Hasn’t Joined the Digital Age

The Library of Congress’ aging IT infrastructure and mismanagement of both of funds and personnel have put the future of one of the nation’s greatest resources at risk.
Rebecca Bernbach
9.15.16
war

The F-35’s Software Is So Buggy It Might Ground the Whole Fleet

A Government Accountability Office report confirms that the stealth fighter jets’ ground-based computer system isn't working.
Dan Grazier
4.26.16
ground zero

Mali

'Ground Zero - Mali' was shot in Gao, Mali, on February 21, 2013. It's basically the first legitimate combat footage to come out of the war there. Normally the French ban journalists from the frontlines and film a sanitized version of the fighting...
VICE Staff
12.23.13
ground zero

Mali - Under Sharia Law

When the jihadist group MUJAO took control of northern Mali's city of Gao from Tuareg rebels last September, many locals welcomed the return of law and order. But the security MUJAO offered came at a price.
VICE Staff
5.2.13
News

Africa's Biggest Film Festival Isn't Scared of a Little Jihad

While French troops were killing Islamists in Mali last month, thousands of film fans were gathering just a few hundred miles away in Burkina Faso to celebrate the best of African cinema. The festival has been running since 1969, but they still haven’t...
Brian Whelan
3.13.13