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tech-social-media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
Joseph Cox
5.23.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How the government shutdown hurt millions of people on food stamps

The shutdown was more than an inconvenience for the 40 million people on food stamps.
Roberto Ferdman
1.25.19
trump administration

The Trump administration is trying to made it harder for hundreds of thousands of people to get food stamps

Most able-bodied adults without kids already have to work for a certain amount of hours each month to collect food stamps from the federal program.
Emma Ockerman
12.20.18
OHIO

Ohio Strip Club Loses License After Accepting Food Stamps for Lap Dances, Hard Drugs

SNAP benefits are not to be used for tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, ornamental gourds, or uh, meth and boobs.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.25.18
COLLEGE

For Many College Students, Hunger Can ‘Make It Hard To Focus In Class’

Up to half of college students report that they're either not getting enough to eat or are worried about their access to food.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
8.7.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
privacy

A Proposed Database of Food Stamp Recipients Isn't Only Cruel, It's a Security Risk

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill last month and it includes plans to build a massive database in order to catch food stamp participants who register in more than one state.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.3.18
food stamps

Trump Administration Getting Closer to Requiring Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients

If implemented, these requirements may affect 2 million people.
Mayukh Sen
4.13.18
snapchat

What Kind of Maniac Wants 16-Person Snapchat Video Calls?

This latest Snapchat update has me wondering what happened to the app I loved.
Samantha Cole
4.3.18
poverty

Trump's Alternative to Food Stamps Is Unrealistic, Unhealthy, and Offensive

Once again, the Trump administration invented a problem whose only solution is taking money from the poor to give to the rich.
Jason Silverstein
2.15.18
politics

Experts Weigh In on Why Trump’s “America’s Harvest Box” Proposal Is Absurd

Don't freak out—SNAP probably won't be replaced by Blue Apron-esque grocery boxes. Here's why.
Danielle Wayda
2.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Finally, You Can Dress Up Like Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog for Halloween

It only costs $80 so, you know, worth it.
River Donaghey
10.19.17
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