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)

The Toppling: How the Media Inflated a Minor Moment in a Long War

The New Yorker
January 3, 2011

On April 9, 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan McCoy, commander of the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, awoke at a military base captured from the Iraqis a few miles from the center of Baghdad, which was still held by the enemy. It had been twenty days since the ...  (Read more)