Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Julia Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica, where, in 2016, she led a team investigating algorithms that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. From 2000 to 2013, she reported for The Wall Street Journal, where her team of reporters won the 2003 Explanatory Reporting Pulitzer covering corporate corruption, and she received a 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for her privacy coverage. Angwin authored Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, which was shortlisted for Financial Times’ 2014 Best Business Book of the Year, and Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America.

Videos/Audio of Julia Angwin

The 2016 presidential campaign broke down previously established rules and distinctions between insiders and outsiders... See more
We love the convenience of living online. But we want more control over where our personal information goes and who can... See more
From smartphones transmitting our location to ads following us as we browse the web to home appliances and devices... See more
The mounting tension between privacy and security hit another inflection point when the FBI filed a suit against Apple... See more
Machines are making a lot of decisions that used to be made by humans. Computer-driven algorithms can determine... See more
Investigative journalist Julia Angwin warns that you can always be found and that you can no longer keep a secret. In a... See more