I’m a reporter on the investigative team at The New York Times, specializing in technology coverage. Our series of articles on the use of people’s personal data won a Polk Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 2019.
Before joining The Times, I worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, as an interactive producer, reporter and member of the investigative team. My reporting there focused on technology, privacy, computer security and the law. I was a key reporter behind the Journal’s long-running series on digital privacy, “What They Know,” which won a Gerald Loeb award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2012. I also shared an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of companies that enable censorship and surveillance by repressive regimes.
After leaving The Journal at the end of 2016, I helped launch the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. I also reported on Facebook for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica. Before my career at The Journal, I worked at the Houston Chronicle and interned 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.