Oh hey, I’m AJ.

For the better part of a decade, I have been breaking news, shedding light on the politics and business of the tech industry, and telling the stories of amazing people.


Whether it’s from the floor of a convention center, inside a courtroom, or at a cafe, I’ve reported stories from just about everywhere. I’ve spent hours on the phone with sources, chatted back and forth with hackers through secure lines of communication, filed FOIAs, tracked down documents on PACER, and done everything it takes to report a story from start to finish.

I took a job listening to your Siri conversations

Siri, Google Now, and Cortana aren’t your personal confidants, as an investigation into low-wage gig economy reveals that recordings from personal voice assistants are shared with unexpected sources.

The Internet of Things is already here—just not the way you expected

The Internet of Things has been held up as the future of tech. It’s also the present of tech and while it’s done wonders for the supply chain of businesses, it’s wreaking havoc on consumers.

Uber is now offering $1,000 cash advances and letting drivers work off the money

A pilot program from Uber looks an awful lot like a payday loan disguised as a signing bonus. State regulators in California began investigating the program after this article was published.

Internet Privacy Rules Could Be Killed By Senate

A scoop that revealed the U.S. Senate intended to use the Congressional Rule Act to kill rules that would have kept broadband providers from collecting customer data without permission.

Inside OurMine, the hacking group hijacking the social media profiles of tech’s biggest influencers

Interviews with a notorious hacking group called OurMine, a supposed defector from the collective, and a look at the dubious security tools enabling a new generation of hackers.

What The Internet Will Look Like Without Net Neutrality

Before the Trump administration repealed net neutrality, members of the transition team laid out their plan—and intenret advocates warned what it would mean if enacted.

Is Equifax Data On The Dark Web? Not Yet, But It Will Be

It is envitable data stolen in the Equifax breach will end up on the dark web. Security researchers explain how it will happen and what people should do to protect themselves.

A Team, A Forum, Two Futures, and Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Story of Save Our Bucks

A group of Milwaukee Bucks fans decided the best way for their team to win was to lose—and they bought a billboard to let the front office know.

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The Guardian

Ars Technica


Media Appearances

Structure Securty Conference

I hosted a number of panels at Structure Security 2017 in San Francisco.

Upstream Podcast

My guest spot on the Daily Dot’s Upstream podcast.


I wrote a handful of scripts for WatchMojo, a top 50 YouTube channel in views and subscribers. The videos I wrote amassed more than 11 million views.

48 Hour Film Project

I wrote this short and briefly appeared in this short as part of the 48 Hour Film Project.


Looking to get ahold of me? You can hit me up any number of ways.