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

journalism

At the Times, a Hesitance to Hyperlink

Journalists at the New York Times and its own standards editor say that getting continually dragged by other journalists for not giving credit is embarrassing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
10.17.19
Social Media

Twitter Is Joking About How Much it Knows About You

Dear Twitter, do you actually remember all our tweets?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.16.19
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

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.19
Hacking

What Is CrowdStrike and Why Is Donald Trump Blabbering About It to Ukraine

Donald Trump talked about a cybersecurity firm in a phone call with the Ukraine President that is now the focus of an impeachment inquiry.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.25.19
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
9.23.19
Hacking

How Google Changed the Secretive Market for the Most Dangerous Hacks in the World

For five years, Google has funded Project Zero, a team of hackers with the sole mission of finding bugs in whatever software they wanted to research, be it Google’s or somebody else’s. Are they making the internet safer?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.23.19
SURVEILLANCE

The US Government Is Suing Edward Snowden

Snowden published his memoir, "Permanent Record," and the US government doesn't want him to make any money off of it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.17.19
Hacking

Apple Disputes Google’s Claims of a Devastating iPhone Hack

Apple says that Google oversold the nature of the hack and that it quickly fixed the vulnerability.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.6.19
Hacking

Exploit Sellers Say There are More iPhone Hacks on the Market Than They’ve Ever Seen

There are caveats and the sellers are only a slice of the exploit market, but two exploit brokers say they’re seeing more iOS attacks now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.3.19
Hacking

Hackers Breach Forum Of Popular Webcomic ‘XKCD’

The data breach affected 560,000 users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.3.19
Hacking

This Has Been the Worst Year for iPhone Security Yet

After several high profile attacks and embarrassing slip-ups, Apple’s perception as the secure consumer device is starting to crack.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.19
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