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.
Your Car Is Spying on You, and a CBP Contract Shows the Risks
A “vehicle forensics kit” can reveal where you’ve driven, what doors you opened, and who your friends are.
Protests for Black LivesU.S. Marshals Used Drones to Spy on Black Lives Matter Protests in Washington, D.C.
The flights, revealed in documents obtained by The Intercept, underscore the growing militarization of policing.
Research Says Facebook’s Ad Algorithm Perpetuates Gender Bias
A University of Southern California study provides still more evidence that the company’s ad targeting illegally discriminates.
The War on ImmigrantsLexisNexis to Provide Giant Database of Personal Information to ICE
The company signed a contract with an ICE division that plays a key role in deportations.