Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a staff writer at VICE Motherboard in Brooklyn, New York, where he covers hacking, information security, and digital rights. Prior to working at Motherboard, Lorenzo worked at Mashable and at Wired's Danger Room. He graduated from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. He's also a defrocked lawyer from Barcelona, Spain—although he is actually Italian. In his spare time you can find him eating mozzarella, or arguing with the referee during a soccer match.

To contact him securely, visit: lorenzofb.com.

Lorenzo's PGP fingerprint is: 7DD9 05AF 70AE E1B3 FEEF 2987 F1CF 198F BF50 84F0

labor

How to Organise Your Workplace Without Getting Caught

Do you want to protest your company’s crappy record on sexual harassment? Are you thinking of unionising? Here’s the Motherboard Guide to Secure Labor Organising.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.20.20
Hacking

Researcher Releases Data on 100,000 Phishing Attempts to Teach You How to Not Get Hacked

This massive dataset can help teach and understand phishing better.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.17.19
privacy

Twitter Bug Notifies People When They Get Added to ‘Private’ Lists

A strange bug allows some people who get added to a “private” list to know they are on that list.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.19
Tech

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code

This is how a small group of friends lost control of the leaked iBoot source code. The story behind one of Apple's most embarrassing leaks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.7.19
Hacking

This App Will Tell You if Your iPhone Gets Hacked

A security firm has released a new app that promises to detect when your iPhone has been targeted by hackers, but there are caveats.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.18.19
Hacking

Phineas Fisher Offers $100,000 Bounty to Hack Banks and Oil Companies

It’s a reward for hacktivists and criminals who break into capitalist institutions, offered by one of the most infamous hackers of all time.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.18.19
security

Court Rules Government Can’t Search Your Phone At the Airport For No Reason

The ruling is a significant win for privacy rights of Americans and tourists traveling to the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.12.19
PIZINT

SOURCES: Apple's Pizza Is Very Good

“I swear, it’s the best pizza I have had in the United States.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.2.19
Hacking

'Pwnagotchi' Is the Open Source Handheld That Eats Wi-Fi Handshakes

The Tamagotchi-inspired device helps wandering hackers to crack Wi-Fi passwords while looking adorable.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.25.19
Hacking

Human Rights Activist Allegedly Targeted With NSO Malware Says His Life Is ‘Hellish’

Amnesty International details attacks against two Moroccan human rights activists allegedly carried out with NSO Group’s spyware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.10.19
Hacking

Hackers Tried to Compromise Phones of Tibetans Working for Dalai Lama

Citizen Lab details new hacking campaigns against high-profile Tibetans using iPhones and Android smartphones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.24.19
labor

45 Google Employees Explain How They Were Retaliated Against for Reporting Abuse

A leaked document highlights stories of abuse and retaliation against Google employees, told by the employees themselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.24.19
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