Judith Coburn

Judith Coburn

Judith Coburn, after decades as a journalist writing for the Village Voice, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and TomDispatch, among other media outlets, became a private eye 10 years ago, specializing in death penalty cases.

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"As it happens, tech – or surveillance capitalism – has disrupted the private investigation business as much as it’s ripped through journalism, the taxi business, war making, and so many other private and public parts of our world." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, August 27, 2018
A Private Investigator on Living in a Surveillance Culture
Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency , the FBI, local police, Facebook , LinkedIn , Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like Black Cube , and companies from which we've ordered swag on the Internet,...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
America’s Criminal Injustice System
Once upon a time, I was a journalist, covering war in Indochina, Central America, and the Middle East. I made it my job to write about the victims of war, the "civilian casualties." To me, they were hardly "collateral damage," that bloodless term the military persuaded journalists to adopt. To me,...
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