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Vice Motherboard: US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech

Original article published by Vice Motherboard. By Joseph Cox This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here. When cops have a phone to break into, they just might pull a small, laptop-sized device out of a rugged briefcase. … Continue reading Vice Motherboard: US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech

Fast Company: Can You Bribe Tech Support With Swedish Fish? Vice Investigates

Originally published by Fast Company. By Jeff Beer Motherboard looks into this Reddit-approved urban legend, in what has to be the most Vice-ified bit of branded content ever. By now, we all pretty much know the “Vice Guide to Storytelling”: Find a cool angle on a compelling subject, send in an engaging, young, smart yet relatable … Continue reading Fast Company: Can You Bribe Tech Support With Swedish Fish? Vice Investigates

Vice Motherboard: Uncovering The Truth Behind The Swedish Fish Theory

Originally published by Vice Motherboard. “The Swedish Fish Theory”, an idea which went viral via a Reddit thread, suggests that packaging candy when sending in items for repair (specifically computer hardware) can lead to a quicker turnaround and better service. The story, which had been posted to a few other IT forums as well, got … Continue reading Vice Motherboard: Uncovering The Truth Behind The Swedish Fish Theory