Popular Writing

Can Whistleblowing Save Tech? Lawfare (2023)

Alternative Channels for Police TransparencyLawfare (2021)

Why Police Love the Idea of Automated Content ModerationSlate (2020) 

A lawsuit against ICE reveals the danger of government-by-algorithm, The Washington Post (2020)

The NYPD’s Misguided War on Waze, Slate (2019)

Terrorist Speech and Global Platform GovernanceBalkinization (2018)

The police can search your email without telling you. That’s nuts, Vox (2017)

Will Trump Kill Executive War Powers? The Outline (2017)

New Disclosures Reflect NSLs’ Substantive First Amendment FlawsJust Security (2016)

Why does a FISA court decide if Twitter can talk about its dealings with FISA? The Guardian (2015) (with Bruce Brown)

How New York City Buses Are Becoming Vehicles for Hateful SpeechGawker (2015)

Texas Will Tread on Your Confederate License Plate, Gawker (2015)

In the Press

‘Ready for some help?’: how a controversial technology firm courted Portland police, The Guardian

It Takes a Small Miracle to Learn Basic Facts About Government Algorithms, The Markup

She was denied entry to a Rockettes show — then the facial recognition debate ignited, NPR’s All Things Considered

The Internet’s New Favorite AI Proposes Torturing Iranians and Surveilling Mosques, The Intercept

Mississippi’s Missing Search Warrants Prevent Scrutiny of No-Knock Raids, ProPublica

They Are Watching You, WHYY’s Radio Times

Social Media & Free Speech, CSPAN

Meet Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming video site, Associated Press

Lawsuit For Access To The Source Code Of DNA Software, KCBS Radio

Addressing the Threat of White Nationalism Online, WNYC’s The Takeaway

Tech Platforms Treat White Nationalism Different From Islamic Terrorism, Wired

Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process, The Intercept

New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal? Marketplace

Federal Judge Unseals New York Crime Lab’s Software for Analyzing DNA Evidence, ProPublica

10 overlooked press freedom groups that deserve support, Columbia Journalism Review

British spy agency scooped up U.S. and U.K. reporters’ e-mails, Washington Post

Privacy International Files Lawsuit To Compel Disclosure Of Secretive 1946 Surveillance Agreement, Privacy International

Media Sues to Get Letters From Top Officials in Support of Petraeus, The Intercept

Court may lift secrecy in federal cases in Western NC, Charlotte Observer