Orwell

Coachella 2017

The xx Is Here for When Ambien Doesn't Work

Last night at Coachella, the British trio whispered very loudly. One couple gave each other hand jobs under a blanket and 50,000 people very mildly went wild.
Jeff Weiss
4.15.17
Orwell

'Orwell' Is a Game About Surveillance That Misses The Details

Orwell wants to ask hard questions about the surveillance state, but it refuses to deal with the complex realities of our society.
Cameron Kunzelman
9.16.16
Gaming

'Orwell' Is a Game About Surveillance That Misses The Details

Orwell wants to ask hard questions about the surveillance state, but it refuses to deal with the complex realities of our society.
Cameron Kunzelman
9.16.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Orwell's Orwellian Estate Is Allegedly Trying to Stop People from Using the Number '1984'

It's just like the book! Sort of!
Joe Goodman
10.27.15
Opinion and Analysis

Who's Afraid of the Surveillance State?

The struggle to rein in the NSA lacks wide support because the surveillance state is too insidious an enemy for the public to recognize.
Natasha Lennard
11.20.14
Here Be Dragons

Old People Need to Stop Telling Us That the Internet Is Ruining the World

Baroness Susan Greenfield, a controversial neuroscientist, has an idea. It’s been hard to pin down exactly what that idea is, because rather than publishing a proper explanation of it, she’s spent the last few years promoting scare-stories about the...
Martin Robbins
7.9.13
Motherboard Blog

In Vietnam, "Depraved" Blogging Could Get You Locked Up for a Decade

On May the 16th, another blogger, Dinh Nguyen Kha, was sentenced to ten years in jail for "distributing anti-State propaganda" and "deliberately causing injuries."
Faisal Islam
6.26.13
Motherboard Blog

Mobile Trojans Rear Their Head, Repressive Governments Go For Their Checkbooks

FinFisher is a powerful piece of spyware long admired within cybersecurity circles. It’s capable of logging keystrokes, accessing and exporting a compromised computer’s files, and intercepting encrypted data such as Skype calls.
Leandro Oliva
9.8.12
Motherboard Blog

A DIY Solution To the Surveilled Life: Noam Chomsky and Brian Eno in 'Article 12'

In the hubbub over ‘the end of anonymity’ comes Article 12, a documentary that proposes a solution to the soft-Orwellianism of modern life.
tony hill
8.2.11