Sam Biddle is a reporter focusing on malfeasance and misused power in technology. While working at Gizmodo and Gawker, he covered stories ranging from vast corporate data breaches and celebrity hackers to trafficked webcam models and Facebook privacy. As the editor of Valleywag, he provided a critical, adversarial view of the startup economy and Silicon Valley culture. His work has also appeared in GQ, Vice, and The Awl.
BlueLeaksDoorbell Cameras Like Ring Give Early Warning of Police Searches, FBI Warned
Two leaked documents show how a monitoring tool used by police has been turned against them.
VoicesThe Filthy Hypocrisy of America’s “Clean” China-Free Internet
The Trump administration wants to keep other countries from weaponizing technology the way the U.S. and its allies already have.
An Air Force Special Operations Surveillance Plane Is Lurking Near Portland During Federal Crackdown
An Air Force surveillance plane designed to carry state-of-the-art sensors typically reserved for war zones has been circling above Portland.
BlueLeaksHomeland Security Worries Covid-19 Masks Are Breaking Facial Recognition, Leaked Document Shows
The rapid global spread and persistent threat of the coronavirus has presented an obvious roadblock to facial recognition’s similar global expansion.