The Secret Breakers: How Laura Poitras Helped Edward Snowden Spill His Secrets

The New York Times Magazine
August 18, 2013

This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers. ...  (Read more)

How a Lone Grad Student Scooped the Government and What It Means for Your Online Privacy

June 28, 2012

Jonathan Mayer had a hunch.

A gifted computer scientist, Mayer suspected that online advertisers might be getting around browser settings that are designed to block tracking devices known as cookies. If his instinct was right, advertisers were following people as they moved from ...  (Read more)