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.
CIA Venture Capital Arm Partners With Ex-Googler’s Startup to “Safeguard the Internet”
Trust Lab, founded by a former Google exec for content moderation, will identify “online harmful content, including toxicity and misinformation.”
How Iran Can Track and Control Protesters’ Phones
The documents provide an inside look at an Iranian government program that lets authorities monitor and manipulate people’s phones.
Oakland Cops Hope to Arm Robots With Lethal Shotguns
While official language condoning killer robots is shelved for now, Oakland police are still pursuing the option.
The End of RoeHow Amazon, Google, and Facebook Helped Fund the Campaign to Overturn Roe
The Independent Women’s Forum isn’t explicitly an anti-abortion group, but it worked to create the conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court.