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New York Times Stories

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
With a team of reporters, uncovering an industry in which dozens of companies track the precise location of people’s phones and use it to help advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims
Looking at the many services available to people who want to surveil their romantic partners — and how survivors face technical and legal hurdles when trying to end the abuse

Wall Street Journal Page One Stories

Rarely Patched Software Bugs in Home Routers Cripple Security
An exclusive analysis of the major security flaws in ubiquitous home devices that leave users open to hacking—and that could have been fixed

Sealed Court Files Obscure Rise in Electronic Surveillance
A look at the thousands of law-enforcement requests for electronic monitoring that are locked away from public view, even after the investigations that spawned them have ended

New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach
With Siobhan Gorman, reporting on a surveillance network that covers 75% of Internet communications in the U.S. and includes taps at major Internet junctions in more than a dozen major cities, plus a free FAQ on details of the report

Secret Court’s Redefinition of ‘Relevant’ Empowered Vast NSA Data-Gathering
Shedding light on the history of the National Security Agency’s program to gather domestic phone records, and the secret legal theory behind it

Websites Vary Prices, Deals Based on User Data
With Jeremy Singer-Vine and Ashkan Soltani, identifying companies that consistently adjust prices and offers online based on a shopper’s characteristics, including location

Covert FBI Power to Obtain Phone Data Faces Rare Test
A phone company that challenged a secret “national security letter” and was then sued by the U.S. government

‘Stingray’ Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash
Cellphone-tracking devices raise questions about technology and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches

Syria’s Russian Connection
With Margaret Coker, describing how Syria’s embattled regime laid plans to use Russian banks as part of an emergency effort to sidestep U.S. and European sanctions

Google’s Safari Tracking
With Julia Angwin, uncovering Google’s ability to bypass the privacy settings of people using Apple’s Safari Web browser on computers, iPhones and iPads

Other Reporting and Writing

I Approved This Facebook Message — But You Don’t Know That
For ProPublica, an analysis of hundreds of political ads on Facebook, demonstrating that most of the messages failed to include language required by the Federal Election Commission specifying who paid for the ad

They Know What You’re Shopping For
With Jeremy Singer-Vine, a WSJ Weekend Review cover story showing how one company can tie people’s online browsing habits to their real, offline identities

The Surveillance Catalog
A look at a trove of marketing materials from the burgeoning “off the shelf” surveillance industry

Using the iPad to Connect
A Technology Journal story on parents using the iPad in speech therapy for their children

Jen in Translation {樊珍婷}
A blog from my studies in China that includes examples of video and audio production (note: uses a few Chinese characters)