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A quick note from the road…

It’s just past Christmas here in Germany. After spending a few days relaxing with my wife and a few friends in Berlin, I’ve taken my leave and headed north to Hamburg to report on 32c3, the annual Chaos Computer Club conference. And I gotta admit, I’m a bit unnerved.  (more…)

December 27th, 2015 | Comments (4)

Support Yasha Levine's book: "Surveillance Valley: The Rise of the Google-Military Complex"

“Surveillance Valley” will tell the story of how Silicon Valley turned the Internet into the greatest surveillance apparatus in the history of mankind.

February 23rd, 2015 | Comments (1)

Interview with Yasha Levine: "In 2013 Tor received 90% of its funding from the US government"

This is a slightly abridged version of an interview conducted by the great Berlin-based journalist Àngel Ferrero. It was originally published in the Spanish media cooperative La Marea.

January 9th, 2015 | Leave Comment

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell Asks Us To Pity the Rich

Ever since Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath” came out in early October, he’s been on a non-stop promotional tour. He’s appeared on the BBC and the Daily Show, he’s done Twitter group chats and Ted Talk Q&As, and has had…

October 26th, 2013 | Comments (1)

BuzzBagger Ben

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check “who’s sponsoring BuzzFeed today.” I wasn’t expecting much… After all, BuzzFeed’s known for creating custom posts for advertisers, like the “15 Delicious Things You Can Stuff…

May 15th, 2013 | Leave Comment

Back to Victorville: Dispatch Zero

It’s just past 5 a.m. and I’m sitting in my suite at The Plaza hotel, high up above the grimy streets of downtown Las Vegas. On the horizon, beyond the gold brick Trump Tower, beyond the needle of the Stratosphere,…

January 9th, 2013 | Leave Comment

Journalism As Criminal Vagrancy: City Of LA Finally Charges Me For Reporting On LAPD's Occupy LA Raid

Barely had the ink time to dry on my employment contract with NSFWCORP, when I learned that the City of Los Angeles had filed criminal charges against me for reporting on a political protest that happened a year ago.

November 28th, 2012 | Comments (1)