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“We Have Your Daughter”
Written by David Kushner, Insider
March 20th, 2022
The terrified father paid the ransom. Then he found his kid where he least expected her. Criminals are staging a devious new kind of kidnapping — and the FBI is stumped.
Lunch Ladies
Written by David Kushner, Disruptor
November 12th, 2021
An All-American school cafeteria heist
Renaissance, Texas
Written by David Kushner, Disruptor
September 26th, 2021
Fantasy and murder at the world's biggest Renaissance festival.
A Pox on Us All
Written by David Kushner, Wired
March 25th, 2019
Synthetic Biology is making it easier than ever to produce life-saving vaccines - and life-taking viruses that humanity is not prepared to fight.
For All to Seek
Written by David Kushner, Wired
July 26th, 2018
An epic riddle. An eccentric storyteller. A missing person. When a man vanishes in the wilderness, his family takes to the internet to find him.
Money for Nothin’
Written by David Kushner, Esquire
May 1st, 2018
A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.
The Hacker Who Cared Too Much
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
June 29th, 2017
When a programmer shut down a hospital website to defend a sick girl, he raised a crucial question: What are the bounds of protest in the digital age?
The Hit Man Next Door
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
August 10th, 2016
Joe Passalaqua claims "103 kills," but one judge described his elaborate tales as little more than "criminal fantasy"
The Coldest Case
Written by David Kushner, Foreign Policy
July 7th, 2016
Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?
Fear This Man
Written by David Kushner, Foreign Policy
April 26th, 2016
To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.
The Hacking of Hollywood
Written by David Kushner, Backchannel
November 23rd, 2015
In a town where everyone has been pwned, or soon will be, there’s no such thing as false paranoia. Which brings us to Oliver Stone and his upcoming Snowden biopic.
The Darknet
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
November 5th, 2015
Inside the Web's secret space for drug dealers, arms traffickers, hackers and political dissidents