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To find out the US government's real surveillance capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE went to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.
The leaked personal files belonged to Representative Jason Chaffetz from Utah, who was leading a probe into the beleaguered agency.
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The Fraternal Order of Police, which says it represents roughly 330,000 law enforcement officers, blamed the data breach on the Anonymous collective — but nothing in the leaked 2.5GB of information suggests that members of the group were involved.
Western governments fear China will use its new anti-terror law to deepen its persecution of dissidents and minorities — but China says double standards are at play.
On Monday, a court in Brussels delivered a ruling that gives the social media giant 48 hours to stop tracking Belgian internet users who are not registered with the social media site or face a hefty daily fine.
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The public outing of Ashley Madison users could potentially be life-threatening in countries where being gay or having an affair is illegal.
Until ongoing mass protests forced the issue, the data-hungry US government for years showed little interest in statistics detailing police killings.
New encryption on Apple's just-released iOS 8 prevents the tech giant from accessing data on users' iPhones and iPads for the authorities.
The government says the changes are being made due to the internal security threat posed by Australian jihadists. Advocates disagree.
In the digital or physical world, we should be able to point to specific acts of deception and bad faith and say, “that’s fucked up.”
Alcohol sales in Denver increased by 6.8 percent in the first half of 2014, and weed tourism might be to thank for it.
With a terrible notion of transparency, this is indeed the most transparent presidency in history. But banal data covers up the real issues.
Data-driven technologies are shaping US police work and reinforcing, not ending, discriminatory practices.
After opponents' claims that legalization would increase crime, recent numbers out of Denver could be good news for weed advocates. Or not.
Keeping secrets does not prevent violence, it simply maintains a US monopoly over the shaping of violence.
Venezuela's minimum wage, Indian politician takes controversial selfie, Yemen regulates unlicensed media outlets, Google halts data-mining.
Since 2001, any school that receives federal funding is required under the No Child Left Behind Act to provide the Pentagon data.