Megha Rajagopalan was an intern at ProPublica, reporting on digital privacy, security and freedom. She was a 2011 Fulbright fellow in Beijing, where she conducted research on the Chinese news media, and was previously a research fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute in Washington, D.C. She has contributed to TIME Asia, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor and other publications. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Cellular systems constantly record the location of phones in their networks, data treasured by police and advertisers alike. The surveillance and privacy implications are simple: If someone knows where you are, they probably know what you are doing.
As long suspected, the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program were a joint U.S.-Israeli project, but the computer worm’s release to the Internet at large was unintended, The New York Times reports.