Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance," was published by Times Books earlier this year, and was shortlisted for Best Business Book of the Year by the Financial Times.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago
Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish. We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon about 800 feet from the back lawn of The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and pointed a 2-foot wireless antenna that resembled a potato gun...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them
Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of...
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking
Update, Oct. 21, 2016: After we published this story, Google reached out to say that it doesn’t currently use Gmail keywords to target web ads. We’ve updated the story to reflect that. --- When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014
AT&T Stops Using Undeletable Phone Tracking IDs
AT&T says it has stopped its controversial practice of adding a hidden, undeletable tracking number to its mobile customers' Internet activity. "It has been phased off our network," said Emily J. Edmonds, an AT&T spokeswoman. The move comes after AT&T and Verizon received a slew of...
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