mobile phones


Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years

Sources tell Motherboard Equus Technologies, a little-known Israeli firm linked to the Android malware, also sells iOS capabilities.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Phone Crackers

Cellebrite Sold Phone Hacking Tech to Repressive Regimes, Data Suggests

Data stolen from infamous Israeli company suggests it sold products to countries such as Turkey, UAE and Russia.
Joseph Cox
Phone Crackers

Backroom Trading of Phone Cracking Devices Is Sketchy As Hell

It appears that just about anyone can get their hands on Cellebrite's phone cracking devices.
Joseph Cox
Phone Crackers

The Phone Cracking Industry Is a 'Cesspool'

Although dominated by giants, the phone cracking industry is littered with unsavory episodes.
Joseph Cox
Phone Crackers

US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech

A Motherboard investigation shows how one company in particular, Cellebrite, has cornered the market in state agencies' use of phone cracking technology.
Joseph Cox

Here Is the Contract for the UK's First Confirmed IMSI Catcher

A Scottish prison used the device to catch inmates using mobile phones.
Joseph Cox

A New Study Links Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer in Rats. Now What?

What does this mean for the world’s 6.9 billion mobile phone users?
Paul Tadich
crime & drugs

New Documents Show How Canadian Cops Use Secret Phone Surveillance Technology

VICE News has learned that Canadian police could be jeopardizing public safety by using surveillance technology that can hack your cellphone.
Matthew Braga
daily vice

Thomas Morton Shares the Slang He Learned While Practicing Orgasmic Meditation on Today's 'Daily VICE'

Then Motherboard explains how cheap cell phones are changing the way people illegally cross the Mexican border, and we find out why Ammon Bundy's bodyguard fled the Mormon militia.
VICE Staff

What You Should Do With Your Phone This Year

Should we all give up and chuck our phones into the river? I asked Jason Koebler about what 2016 holds for phones.
Brian Anderson

Candy Crush, That Game Everyone Is Playing on Their Cellphone, Sells for a Cool $5.9 Billion

World of Warcraft maker Activision will buy Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment, in one of the most expensive purchases in the history of the video game industry.
Reuters and VICE News

This Next-Gen Stingray Uses Facebook and WhatsApp Messages to Track Users

Researchers will demo a Stingray capable of attacking over LTE networks in Helsinki.
Joseph Cox