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Julia Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance," was published by Times Books earlier this year, and was shortlisted for Best Business Book of the Year by the Financial Times.
Also in 2014, Julia was named reporter of the year by the Newswomen’s Club of New York. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. She is also the author of “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009). She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Feb. 5, 11:24 a.m.Werner Koch's code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work.
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Jan. 14, 4:08 p.m.An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. Turn's services are used by everyone from Google to Facebook.
Jan. 12, 11:58 a.m.Every day, police toss dangerous flashbang grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results
Nov. 14, 2014, 3:34 p.m.Verizon remains committed to its program of inserting a tracking number into its customers' cellphone transmissions.
Nov. 4, 2014, 10 a.m.A new ranking of popular encrypted messaging programs finds the ones that are most effective at protecting users' privacy.
Oct. 30, 2014, 11:59 a.m.Twitter is using a newly discovered hidden code that the telecom carriers are adding to every page you visit – and it's very hard to opt out.
Oct. 15, 2014, 10:59 a.m.Documents describe "contractual relationships" between NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives at some U.S. companies.
Sep. 23, 2014, 8 a.m.Stanford's Center for Internet and Society has long received funding from Google, but a filing shows the university recently pledged to only use the money for non-privacy research. Academics say such promises are problematic.
July 21, 2014, 9 a.m.A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
July 9, 2014, 5:01 p.m.If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.
June 30, 2014, 11:56 a.m.We plotted the NSA programs, showing which ones fall squarely into the agency’s stated mission of foreign surveillance, and which ones are more controversial.
June 30, 2014, 11:54 a.m.How we categorized the various NSA revelations from the past year.
June 17, 2014, 12:26 p.m.Facebook is launching an aggressive technique to track people across the Web.
June 12, 2014, 9:11 a.m.The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking.
May 6, 2014, 3 p.m.Here are some techniques that anybody can use to protect their privacy online.
April 15, 2014, 12:50 p.m.One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that the U.S. needs to stop running Internet security like a Wikipedia volunteer project.
March 24, 2014, 12:30 p.m.A person’s location can be hugely revealing. Here are some tips on how to mask the information your computer and phone transmit automatically.
Feb. 11, 2014, 4:06 p.m.This hand-drawn graphic, which is undated, was made by the East German secret police and appears to show the social connections the Stasi gleaned about a poet they were spying on.
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