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I'm a veteran journalist with extensive experience reporting on technology, government accountability, and how both shape our lives. I'm currently a Senior Writer at the investigative non-profit watchdog American Oversight, where I get to tell stories from the most impressive Freedom of Information Act operation around.

From 2017-2019, I was an investigator at the Project On Government Oversight, where I helped break news about White House email security concerns during the Trump Administration, Amazon's efforts to sell its real-time facial recognition system to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (which was a finalist for the 2019 Dateline Awards in the investigative online reporting category), and how industry influence at the Federal Communication Commission leaves us all at risk — spurring a congressional investigation led by Senator Elizabeth Warren. I am a contributing author to the award-winning whistleblower guidebook Caught Between Conscience and Career and was part of the inaugural 2019 class of the Aspen Institute's Cyber journalism Fellows.

From 2013 to 2016, I covered technology policy for The Washington Post. While at the Post, I helped break stories from the cache of National Security Agency documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden, exposed the Obama administration’s internal deliberations about encryption policy, and explained how John Deere helped lead the self-driving vehicle revolution, among approximately a gazillion other things. Prior to the Post, I reported for Think Progress. (RIP)

My work has also been published by Slate, The Daily Beast, Politico, Protocol, Ars Technica, and other outlets.