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.
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On Telegram, the Paramilitary Far Right Looks to Radicalize New Recruits Ahead of Inauguration Day
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The temporary deplatforming of Donald Trump is the perfect distillation of Big Tech’s attempt to pantomime principles.
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