I write about emerging technologies at Axios.

I've worked at The Atlantic and National Journal, and freelanced in Beirut, Lebanon.

 

Here’s my writing at Axios, and some of my work elsewhere:

DISPATCHES FROM BEIRUT

Lebanon's Facebook vigilantes are ‘turning suspects into criminals in one click’ (The Atlantic)

A quiet campaign to map Lebanon's mass graves before they're destroyed (The Atlantic)

Mapping Beirut's many languages (CityLab)

Beirut tries to get back on the bike (CityLab)

 

POLITICS & POLICY

How New York’s top advertisers are trying to fight ISIS propaganda (The Atlantic)

Police can use a legal gray area to rob people of their belongings—without even charging them with a crime. (The Atlantic)

A NASA engineer was pressured into unlocking his smartphone at the border. (The Atlantic)

 

CULTURE

As kids, two Guinean brothers invented a new script for their native language. Now they’re trying to get it on every smartphone. (The Atlantic)

How Seattle’s diverse Iranian American community has integrated into the city, while maintaining its cultural identity (The Atlantic)

 

TECHNOLOGY

When American Internet companies do business abroad, they must sometimes do a repressive government’s dirty work. (The Atlantic)

The invisible fence that keeps drones away from the president has a few holes. (The Atlantic)

Will self-driving cars be able to navigate the roads where they're most needed? (Wired)

 

SURVEILLANCE

America already had a Muslim registry—and Trump could reinstate it. (The Atlantic)

License-plate readers have helped police and lenders target low-income neighborhoods. (The Atlantic)

How big data harms poor communities (The Atlantic)

 

PRIVACY

The people who most need digital privacy often can’t afford the smartphones that provide it. (The Atlantic)

Unregulated people-search services offer up personal information for cheap or free, with few safeguards on how they’re used. (The Atlantic)

In most states, your boss can track your location around the clock. (The Atlantic)

 

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