Megha Rajagopalan


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,, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor and other publications. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Is $22.5 Million a Big Enough Penalty for Google?

The Federal Trade Commission called the penalty for privacy violations "substantial," but it amounts to a mere five hours' worth of revenue for the search colossus.

Announcing $22.5 Million Fine, FTC Says It Investigated Google’s Internet Tracking Early On

The trade commission now says it was looking into Google "well before" the company was outed by published reports saying the company secretly tracked Internet users.

Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

As the Senate considers a bill to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, some questionable numbers keep creeping into the discussion.

That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker

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.

How Many Millions of Cellphones Are Police Watching?

What We Still Don’t Know About Cellphone Surveillance

Cellphone Companies Will Share Your Location Data - Just Not With You

Who does your location information really belong to?

Cheat Sheet: Behind The U.S. Cyberattacks on Iran

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.

Remember Stuxnet? Why the U.S. is Still Vulnerable

Years after the world’s scariest computer virus attack, not much has changed.

In the Evening Hours, CISPA Gets Some New Features

Privacy advocates say the House-passed cybersecurity bill falls short of safeguards needed to protect personal data collected while surfing the net.

Is CISPA SOPA 2.0? We Explain the Cybersecurity Bill

Our rundown on the debate over the latest controversial Internet bill and what CISPA could mean for you.

From SOPA to CISPA: Where They Stand

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