Stories by Julia Angwin

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 privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. subscribe to Julia Angwin's feed

Posted on: Aug 21, 2017, Source: ProPublica

Because of its “extreme hostility toward Muslims,” the website is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.

Posted on: May 17, 2017, Source: ProPublica

We tested Internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: ProPublica

The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2016, Source: ProPublica

Facebook’s system allows advertisers to exclude black, Hispanic, and other “ethnic affinities” from seeing ads.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2016, Source: ProPublica

Hint: It's all about the "buy box."

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: Pro Publica

Not all of it is high-tech.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: Pro Publica

Werner Koch is still struggling to raise enough money to pay himself.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: ProPublica

A hidden undeletable number allows Verizon to track customers who are surfing the Net.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: Pro Publica

About 50 Americans have been seriously injured or killed by these grenades since 2000.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014, Source: Pro Publica

A history of how the social network monitors your online activity, even though it denies using the info for commercial purposes.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: Pro Publica

Critics worry about the implications of allowing data brokers to profile every person who is connected to the Internet.