Julia Angwin

Senior Reporter, ProPublica; Author, Dragnet Nation

Julia Angwin is a senior reporter at ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a team that was a finalist for a 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting and won a Gerald Loeb Award. Her team covering corporate corruption won the 2003 Explanatory Reporting Pulitzer. 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. The Newswomen’s Club of New York named her 2014 reporter of the year.

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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
In the age of big data, e-commerce, and status updates, consumers provide a near constant stream of personal... See more