online privacy


Facebook apparently forgot it was collecting new users’ email contacts

For three years, 1.5 million new users had their contacts uploaded to Facebook’s servers without their knowledge or consent.
David Gilbert

Facebook pays teenagers $20 a month to monitor what they do online

In exchange for a $20 gift card, volunteers between 13 and 35 gave Facebook root access to their phone.
David Gilbert

TikTok, the App Super Popular With Kids, Has a Nudes Problem

TikTok is seen as being child-friendly. But a section of the social media platform is dedicated to hunting for nude images from its underage users.
Joseph Cox
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Facebook is so afraid of this man it smeared him as both backed by George Soros and anti-Semitic

Meet the founder of "Freedom From Facebook," who was targeted by Definers, the PR firm Facebook hired to discredit its critics.
William Turton
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Tim Cook insists China isn't using Apple to spy on its citizens

iPhone data of Chinese iPhone users is stored in China, but Tim Cook says the keys are safe here in the U.S.
Valerie Kipnis
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Tim Cook says a Facebook-like data breach won't happen at Apple: “Privacy is essential to liberty"

In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview, Tim Cook explains the company's focus on privacy, why they banned Alex Jones, and why Apple will never go the way of Facebook.
Elle Reeve

Google Chrome Made a Small UI Tweak, and People Are Freaking Out

A new feature on the latest version of the Chrome browser led some security and privacy experts to think Google is now secretly logging users into Chrome to surreptitiously track their browsing habits.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
VICE News Tonight on HBO

People are using your Facebook data to sell you corny T-shirts

Facebook’s not just changing the course of American presidential history, it’s also being used by T-shirt companies to make very customized, very targeted, and very corny T-shirts.
William Turton
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Apple protects your privacy, and Siri sucks because of it

Apple regularly touts itself as the company that doesn’t want to collect your personal data. And that's a liability when it comes to making Siri better.
William Turton

What is GDPR? How the EU’s new data privacy law gives people more power online

Tech companies have always refused to disclose the inner workings of their algorithms. But now, they might no longer have a choice.
Dan Ming
William Turton

A Data Dominatrix Showed Us How Our Online Privacy Is Violated

Mistress Harley says if you don't want to be exposed, don't let your internet browser save your passwords.
Alison Sinkewicz
digital privacy

Trump's NAFTA Renegotiations Could Put Canadians' Personal Data At Risk

Canada and the US will soon start working towards a new deal.
Jacob Dubé