privacy

Culture

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared

Know as "anacam," seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Ana Voog
6.22.18
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
6.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Finding Ourselves Online, Offline, and the Spaces In Between

Editors from VICE Magazine and Broadly explain why this year's annual photo issue—in collaboration with Broadly—explores the theme of Privacy and Perception.
Lindsay Schrupp
Elizabeth Renstrom
ELLIS JONES
Sarah Burke
Zing Tsjeng
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
privacy

Your Menstrual App Is Probably Selling Data About Your Body

Using a menstruapp can mean telling the app regularly if you went out, drank, smoked, had an orgasm, what your poop looked like, if your skin is clear, how you feel, and if your vaginal discharge has a strong odor or looks like cottage cheese.
Sarah Burke
5.11.18
Opinion

I’m a Trans Teen—Stop Talking About My Genitalia Under the Guise of ‘Privacy’

Proponents of anti-trans "bathroom bills" say the laws are meant to protect the privacy of cisgendered Americans. What about my privacy?
Grace Dolan-Sandrino
4.10.17
saddest calendar on the internet

Republicans Back Bill that Would Let Companies Force Genetic Tests on Employees

The genetic testing bill, currently overshadowed by the push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, would allow for companies to ask workers invasive questions about their health. Opponents say it could also allow for employers to impose financial...
Amanda Arnold
3.10.17
reproductive rights

Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued by Her Own Embryos

The lawsuit, which was filed in Louisiana yesterday, lists female embryos "Emma'' and "Isabella" as plaintiffs. The suit is the latest move by Vergara's ex-fiance to gain custody of the embryos—and could also have huge implications for abortion rights.
Kimberly Lawson
12.7.16
crime

In Many States, It's Still Legal for Creeps to Photograph Up Your Skirt

A court recently ruled that a Georgia man can't be convicted of invasion of privacy for following a woman and videotaping up her skirt while she grocery shopped.
Kimberly Lawson
7.20.16
kanye west

Kim and Kanye May Have Illegally Recorded Taylor Swift’s Phone Call

According to a privacy lawyer, Kimye could potentially face legal sanction if they recorded that phone call without Taylor Swift's knowledge.
Leah Carroll
7.18.16
revenge porn

How to Protect Your Nude Selfies From Vengeful Ex-Boyfriends and Trolls

Women are disproportionately targeted for hacking, online abuse and harassment. We spoke with a female cyber-security specialist about the best ways to guard your sensitive information (nudes, sexts, horny emails).
Natasha Vargas-Cooper
5.26.16