The Surveillance Firm Recording Crimes From Baltimore’s Skies

Ross McNutt flies surveillance airplanes that record entire cities at a time, giving police the ability to find and track criminals almost anywhere. McNutt’s business is raising privacy concerns as he pitches this technology to municipalities across the United States.

Array of Things Introductory Video

Array of Things is designed as a “fitness tracker” for the city, collecting new streams of data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure, and activity. This hyper-local, open data is supposed to help researchers, city officials, and software developers study and address critical city challenges, such as preventing urban flooding, improving traffic safety and air quality…but is it?

Is Visegrad the New EU Army?

Leaders of four EU countries lashed out at Germany for insisting on migrant quotas as the German chancellor paid a visit to Poland, a staunch opponent of Berlin’s strategy on refugees.

The Eyes in the Sky That Catch Murders on Tape

Watch as Ross McNutt demonstrates how his aerial surveillance system works. See a shooting, follow the getaway car and learn how McNutt pieces together a theory of a crime network.

What Private Equity is Buying and the Next Canadian Housing Bubble

In January, I told you of a secret plot by the “smart money” on how they would seize control of assets for pennies on the dollar. Today, that plan is unfolding. Read more as we tell you how to profit from this and which Canadian city is going to have the next real estate boom.

War-torn Childhood: Heartbreaking images of children suffering that didn’t go viral

The stories and images of children suffering in the midst of brutal wars often become highly symbolic. But not all get the same attention – despite being equally harrowing. Gayane Chichakyan reports on the people whose plights remain unheard.

Everybody Wants to See China’s List of ‘Zombie’ Companies… Especially Banks

Commonly referred to as the “zombie list,” it’s compiled by Jiangxi regional authorities and holds the names of the most deadbeat of borrowers: state-owned companies deemed too weak to survive and destined to be wound down.

Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online

More than 2,500 files from the raft of organizations run by billionaire George Soros have been leaked by hackers. Watch to learn more.

Intervention 2.0? US launches air strikes on ISIS targets in Libya

The US military has begun bombing targets around the Libyan city of Sirte, which is controlled by militias associated with Islamic State. The Pentagon says this was the first strike of a new campaign that currently has “no endpoint.”

Back to 1968: History Repeats Itself

A shocking and dangerous historical event is repeating itself and the similarities between then and now are so vivid it’s scary. But there is a way to prepare for it. Here’s how…

Bees Are Dying at Alarming Rates. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Bees are dying at an alarming rate and no one knows exactly why. Just last year, beekeepers lost 44 percent of their colonies. Bloomberg QuickTake looks at what’s stressing bees out, why that’s stressing us out and what some say we should do about it.

‘State of Surveillance’ with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith (FULL EPISODE)

To find out the government’s real capabilities, and whether any of us can truly protect our sensitive information, VICE founder Shane Smith heads to Moscow to meet the man who started the conversation, Edward Snowden.