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Andrea Peterson

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Technology Policy Reporter and Blogger — Washington Post
As seen in: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Independent, The Boston Globe, Sydney Morning Herald, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel and 82 more

Covering tech policy for @WashingtonPost via @TheSwitch. Opinions here mine, but feel free to borrow them. Tips? andrea.peterson[at]washpost[dot]com

Why Clinton can’t shake her private email scandal

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton has been tired of talking about her private email server for a long time. When a reporter asked the Democratic presidential candidate about the story's staying power as she walked away from a terse press conference in August of 2015, the politician threw up her hands in exasperation.

The latest NSA leak shows why it’s so hard to trust even tech designed to keep computers safe

washingtonpost.com — Leaked National Security Agency hacking tools are exposing how even the technology designed to safeguard ourcomputer networks can put users at risk -- and how poor security practices like clinging to old equipment can make things worse.

Judge: $100 million not enough to settle Uber employment lawsuit

reviewjournal.com — A California federal judge has knocked down a proposed $100 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over whether Uber's drivers should be classified as contractors or employees. U.S.

Judge: $100 million not enough to settle Uber employment lawsuit

washingtonpost.com — A California federal judge on Thursday knocked down a proposed $100 million settlement in a class-action suit over whether Uber's drivers should be classified as contractors or employees. U.S.

Online voting could be really convenient. But it’s still probably a terrible idea.

washingtonpost.com — Election day can sometimes feel like more of a headache than a patriotic celebration. Long lines and scheduling conflicts may leave voters wondering why there isn't an easier way to cast their ballots. Some say there already is: online voting. Why head to the polls if you can vote from anywhere using your laptop or smartphone?

NSA use of software ?aws for hacking posed risk

the-journal.com — (c) 2016, The Washington Post. To penetrate the computers of foreign targets, the National Security Agency relies on software flaws that have gone undetected in the pipes of the Internet. For years, security experts have pressed the agency to disclose these bugs so they can be fixed, but the agency hackers have often resisted.

NSA’s use of software flaws to hack foreign targets posed risks to cybersecurity

washingtonpost.com — To penetrate the computers of foreign targets, the National Security Agency relies on software flaws that have gone undetected in the pipes of the Internet. For years, security experts have pressed the agency to disclose these bugs so they can be fixed, but the agency hackers have often resisted.

NSA hacking tools were leaked online. Here’s what you need to know.

NSA hacking tools were leaked online. Here’s what you need to know.

washingtonpost.com — A cache of powerful hackingtools used by the National Security Agency have leaked online in what could be the biggest blow to the agency since 2013, when Edward Snowden came forward with documents that exposed the scope of its surveillance capabilities.

We asked experts to compare Trump and Clinton’s cyber-security policies. Here’s what they said.

washingtonpost.com — Cyber-security is now a top national security problem - some officials even call it a bigger threat than terrorism. But both major presidential candidates have hit hurdles on the campaign trail that raised questions about how they would try to keep America's computers safe if elected.
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Aug 25, 2016

@AnnieDarkhorse @Snowden Article says that Francisco Partners was considering selling it in 2015. I confirmed they still own it.

Aug 22, 2016

The validation the @Snowden docs could provide for the NSA hacking tools leaks shows just how powerful the docs are as a verification tool.

Aug 19, 2016

Having a work-provided Choco Taco for lunch. I am a very healthy person.


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