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Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

Silicon Valley and the Threat to Democracy

Forget Russian hacking—the real threat to democracies around the globe is social media’s inexorable and unavoidable destruction of common ground and …

What do Europeans think of Muslim immigration? Majority agree with Trump

BERLIN — European politicians were among the harshest critics of President Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven countries with Muslim majorities. Research, however, shows a majority of European people would applaud similar measures.<p>Fifty-five percent of 10,000 people surveyed in 10 …

Donald Trump

A photographer captured breathtaking aerial photos of London throughout 2016

He published his first book of work at the age of 23 and has since gone on to publish more than 50 titles and shoot iconic images of Hong Kong, New York, and Libya for clients including National Geographic and Red Bull.<p>Despite having travelled the world, British-born Hawkes says that London is …

England

12 New Year's Resolutions to Make You a Better Photographer

<i>New Year’s resolutions come in many forms, including fitness-based, financial, and yes, even photographic. Below are some suggestions to help you</i> …

10 Ways to Become a Better Landscape Photographer in the Next Year

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape …

'Probably the most beautiful woman in the world': As model China Machado dies aged 87, we revisit one of her last interviews

Once dubbed 'probably the most beautiful woman in the world', model China Machado partied with Warhol and Picasso, lost out in love to Ava Gardner, and was still in hot demand on the catwalk right into her eighties. Today, as news emerges that she has passed away following a cardiac arrest at the …

New York State

Rich Kids is a $1,000/month social network for attention-craving snobs

The appeal of social media is largely its inclusivity. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, anyone with a smartphone can open an account free of charge and start posting immediately. This isn’t what Rick Kids is about.<p>Launching today, Rich Kids is the self-proclaimed “world’s most exclusive …

Social Media

Germany takes steps to roll back renewable energy revolution

Leaked plans show Berlin halving its goal to expand its northern windfarms because its power grid cannot keep pace<p>Germany is taking steps to curb its booming windfarm sector in what it claims is a necessary move to stop the renewables revolution from undermining its own success.<p>Critics, however, …

The World's Most Famous Sex Tourist Is Fighting to Free Himself from Costa Rican Prison

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is facing a year in prison for violating Costa Rica's sex tourism laws after blogging extensively about his experience with the country's prostitutes.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>When police handcuffed David Strecker on September 4, 2015 in a Costa Rican airport, …

Twelve people die in traffic jam in Indonesia at junction called 'Brexit'

Multiple deaths reported over three days, with queue stretching back 13 miles as millions headed home to celebrate Eid<p>Twelve people have died after being stuck in a three-day traffic jam in Indonesia at an intersection known as “Brexit”.<p>The traffic stretched for more than 13 miles (21km) at the …

The Brexit campaign's new immigration plan could block migrants for 2 main reasons

Politicians Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and other MPs, such as Conservative politician Priti Patel and the Labour party member Gisela Stuart, confirmed in a statement seen by a range of media outlets such as The Telegraph, the BBC, and The Times, that the pro-Brexit camp want to emulate Australia …

Great Britain

Allergan Is Buying Back Up to $10 Billion in Stock

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan (agn) said Tuesday its board had authorized a new share buyback program of up to $10 billion.<p>The buyback follows the …

bearded model harnaam kaur walked her first runway show

"Joke's on my bullies," she wrote next to a shot of herself killing it on the catwalk.<p>@harnaamkaur<p>Women's History Month only officially kicked off today, but Harnaam Kaur was pre-gaming hard at Royal Fashion Day in the UK last week. Kaur, a bearded lady and body confidence activist who has always …

Honest portraits of London’s young men

Tomorrow marks the first day of London’s biannual menswear showcase LC:M, so what better way to celebrate than with a series of photography documenting the diversity of male beauty? These images, a far cry from the stylised editorials normally associated with menswear, are lensed by 20-year-old …

Subculture

Uber wants to feed you all kinds of content during your next ride

But only if you let it<p>Uber, realizing it had hundreds of millions of people in its back seats as a captive audience, just announced it will allow third-party apps the ability to serve up notifications, content, or ads to its users during their trips. The notifications would be customized to the …

Windows 10 could soon be coming to your work computer, which is good news for Microsoft

There are signs that Windows 10 could be a success with them.<p>On Monday, Microsoft announced that more than 76% of its enterprise customers are at least testing Windows 10 ("in active pilots," as Microsoft says).<p>22 million businesses and education customers are actually using Windows 10, the company …

Windows 10

The biggest celebrity engagement rings, ranked from ridiculous to envy-inducing

If you're anything like us, you'll thoroughly enjoy an engagement ring gawping session - and today is our lucky day because with the new dawn came a new mega-rock in the form of designer Tory Burch's enormous new ring (see more on that below). So, we have decided to rate the biggest celeb-owned …

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Los Angeles

Shoreditch spies: why does GCHQ want to hire hipsters?

Cities,GCHQ,UK security and counter-terrorism,Job hunting,Work & careers,Money,UK news,Silicon Roundabout,Technology<p>The spy agency’s use of stencil graffiti recruitment adverts in trendy east London reveals their struggle against not just bad guys, but cooler employers<p>David Cameron’s response to …

East London

Britain's Royal Family contributes a lot less to the UK economy than you think

After taking the throne on February 6, 1952, she will beat Queen Victoria's record of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.<p>It's received wisdom in the British media that the royals are somehow good for the economy.<p>And according to new data from specialist brand and business valuation agency Brand …