Jenna McLaughlin is a reporter and blogger covering surveillance and national security. She previously covered national security and foreign policy at Mother Jones magazine as an editorial fellow. There, she recently published a deep-dive investigation into the self-proclaimed “freedom fighter” Matthew VanDyke and his mission, entrenched in problems, to train the Assyrian Christians of Iraq to fight ISIS. She routinely covered the Pentagon’s sexual assault problem, putting pressure on Lackland Air Force base and others to address issues with reporting and preventing assaults. Her coverage of the Islamic State, ISIS, has been cited by recent novels and other stories on the subject, and her coverage of Twitter and its relationship to privacy and counterterrorism has been referenced in congressional testimony. She has also published multiple freelance articles with the National Journal, and previously worked for Baltimore City Paper and DC Magazine.
Meet the Midwestern Contractor That Appears Hundreds of Times in the CIA WikiLeaks Dump
At Northrop Grumman’s Xetron, some employees were suddenly asked to take polygraph tests. The company contracts with the CIA.
Congress To Get More Money To Scrutinize Government Surveillance and Spies
The House intelligence committee, which lacks technical expertise, is poised for a 31 percent budget increase.
Encrypted App Used by White House Staffers Suffered From Serious Security Flaws
White House press secretary Sean Spicer is among the reported users of Confide, which researchers say has flaws that can allow interception of private messages.
CIA Has an “Impressive List” of Ways to Hack Into Your Smartphone, WikiLeaks Files Indicate
CIA charts show a wide range of attacks against iPhones and Android devices.