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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?
Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
May 23rd, 2016
How a teenager created Oculus Rift in his parents' SoCal garage, sold it for $2 billion and may have launched a virtual reality revolution.
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
“I Might Have Some Sensitive Files”
Written by David Kushner, BuzzFeed
March 19th, 2015
The government says Matt DeHart is an online child predator. He says that’s a ruse created because he discovered shocking CIA secrets and claims he was tortured by federal agents. The only thing that’s clear is that he’s in deep trouble.
Vigilanteville
Written by David Kushner, AJAM
October 7th, 2014
James McGibney and his online army: The Bullyville founder aims to stop the worst of the worst on the Internet - but critics say he's the real bully.
The Masked Avengers
Written by David Kushner, The New Yorker
September 8th, 2014
How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.
We All Got Trolled
Written by David Kushner, Matter
August 25th, 2014
Supporters of Internet freedom rallied around weev before he went to prison. But now that the hacker is out, he’s douchier—and maybe scarier—than ever
Dead End on Silk Road
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
February 13th, 2014
It was the eBay of vice, an online hub of guns, drugs and crime. But its alleged founder soon learned that you can't rule the underworld without spilling some blood.
The Wikileaks Mole
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
January 29th, 2014
How a teenage misfit became the keep of Julian Assange's darkest secrets - only to betray him.