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.
U.S. Military Bought Cameras in Violation of America’s Own China Sanctions
Purchased camera systems were supposedly made in the U.S. but actually originated from Chinese companies blacklisted for security reasons.
The Rise and Fall of the Ultimate Doomsday Prepper
Novelist Brad Thor thought he had found his doomsday-prepping soulmate, but then the End Times went bad.
Facebook’s Secret Rules About the Word “Zionist” Impede Criticism of Israel
Obtained by The Intercept, the policies alarmed advocates, who said Facebook is silencing political speech.
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.