Surya Mattu is a contributing researcher at ProPublica.
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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...
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...