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I’m a reporter on the investigative team at The New York Times, specializing in technology coverage.

Before coming to The Times, I spent more than a decade at The Wall Street Journal, where I worked in myriad roles. I have  done data analysis for a variety of reporting projects and have written extensively on technology and computer security, as well as related law and government policy.

From 2010 to 2013, 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 Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2012.

I was previously the lead writer and editor for Digits, the Journal’s technology blog. I’ve also worked at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica, at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and at the Houston Chronicle.

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.