The Small Town Gang Murder Broadcast Live on Snapchat
As 16-year-old Cemeren Yilmaz begged for his life, his attackers filmed him and posted the video to Snapchat. The murder was callous, utterly pointless—and representative of so many of the U.K.'s knife crime deaths.
Kevin EG Perry
Hey, You Around?
A College Dealer Explains Why Snapchat Is So Great for Selling Weed
"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."
When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users
Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
A Man Used Snapchat's Gender Swap Filter to Catch a Cop Allegedly Soliciting a Minor
The college student used a picture of himself made to look like a girl, and posed as a 16-year-old on Tinder.
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.
Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Photo Filters Can Result in Real Transphobia
"There’s a fine line between encouraging people to take gender less seriously and not considering trans realities."
Slack Warns Investors It's a Target for Nation-State Hacking
As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks from “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors,” according to an SEC filing published today.
The Truth and Lies Issue
Instagram and Snapchat Are Ruining Our Memories
Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory.
We Asked People About the Worst Thing We'd Find in Their Facebook Messages
"I planned parties, so like, alcohol-related stuff, drug stuff, and sex stuff."
People Are Threatening to Report Sex Workers to the IRS in #ThotAudit
By encouraging people to report sex workers to the IRS, online harassers are putting them at risk.
A Guide to Responding to Nudes, for Straight Men
Because you need it.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
You Can Now Use 'Snapcrap' to Report Piles of Literal Shit on SF's Streets
It works just like Snapchat—only instead of sending bathroom selfies to your friends, you can DM photos of dookie straight to the local government.