ProPublica has announced the hiring of investigative journalist Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal to cover privacy, technology and the surveillance state beginning early in January. Beginning in 2010, Angwin led a team of reporters to chronicle online privacy issues in The WSJ’s “What They Know” series. She is also the author of the forthcoming Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. “Julia brings with her a magnificent portfolio of work, and she will be a stellar addition to our staff,” said ProPublica Managing Editor Robin Fields.
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