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I’m a reporter on the investigative team at The New York Times, specializing in technology coverage. Our reporting on social networking and companies’ use of people’s data recently was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.

Before coming to The Times, I worked in a variety of roles at The Wall Street Journal — doing data journalism and writing extensively on technology, computer security and the law. I was a key member of the team behind “What They Know,” the Journal’s long-running series on digital privacy, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer in Explanatory Reporting in 2012.

I have also worked at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica, at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, at the Houston Chronicle and at the Associated Press in Thailand.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and have a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

I’m particularly interested in computer security techniques for journalists. Please see my Contact page for more information on secure communications.