THREATS

future

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
terrorism

Woman Says Twitter Did Nothing After Suspected Mail Bomber Threatened Her

Twitter found "no violation" in threats to Rochelle Ritchie less than two weeks before Cesar Sayoc was taken into custody on suspicion of mailing bombs to politicians and prominent figures.
Leila Ettachfini
10.26.18
maine

Restaurant Drops Crinkle Cut Fries, Receives "Disturbing and Hostile" Threats

"[W]e really cannot be fighting or throat-punching people over our differences, or the differences between straight and crinkle-cut."
Jelisa Castrodale
8.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Secret Service Doesn't Like @realDonaldTrump Either

The agents are apparently struggling to deal with a "tidal wave of threats" made against the president on Twitter.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.17
revenge porn

One in 25 Americans Say They’ve Been a Victim of Revenge Porn

While the issue is widespread, young women and gay, lesbian, and bisexual people face a greater chance of being publicly exposed online.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teachers Report Spike in Trump-Related Harassment at Schools

Ninety percent of the 10,000 teachers, administrators, and counselors who responded to the survey reported that the election has had a "negative impact" on students.
Lauren Messman
11.29.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

America Is Officially Overrun by Terrifying Evil Clowns

People in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Virginia have reportedly spotted terrifying clowns wandering through grocery stories, riding shotgun in cars, and even sending strange, threatening messages on Facebook.
VICE Staff
9.27.16
News

An Alleged Gang Member from Queens Was Thrown in Jail Because of a Rap Video

The 20-year-old got stabbed multiple times in the head after just a week on Rikers Island.
VICE Staff
3.7.16
Stuff

What It’s Like Being Blackmailed Over a Webcam Sex Video

Police say a number of young men are becoming the victims of sextortion. We spoke to one of them about how he was tricked into whipping out his dingle on camera for a stranger.
Allison Tierney
2.4.16
News

What LA Kids Did When a Bomb Hoax Shut Down Their Schools

The bomb threat that shut down the entire Los Angeles Unified School District Tuesday was eventually determined to be a hoax—but not before officials abruptly sent home students from more than 900 schools.
Drew Millard
12.16.15
security

Hackers Threaten Security Researchers: 'We'll Analyze Your Brain with a Bullet'

Researchers from Citizen Lab received the threats while investigating state-sponsored hacking in South America.
Joseph Cox
12.9.15
News

What We Know About the Guy Whose Alleged Mass Murder Threat Shut Down the University of Chicago Monday

He faces five years in prison, but federal prosecutors don't consider him a threat.
Mike Pearl
11.30.15
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