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Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin
Senior Reporter, ProPublica


Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica.

From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, was published by Times Books in 2014.

In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption. She is also the author of “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009).

She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.


10:10am–10:25am Friday, 10/17/2014
Location: 1D
Julia Angwin (ProPublica)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 44 ratings)
Julia Angwin discusses how much she has spent trying to protect her privacy, and raises the question of whether we want to live in a society where only the rich can buy their way out of ubiquitous surveillance. Read more.
11:00am–11:40am Friday, 10/17/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table E
Julia Angwin (ProPublica)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Concerned about protecting privacy while managing large data sets? Stop by and talk to Julia about common privacy mistakes, the latest privacy-protecting tools, and the arms race between data collectors and those who want to control their data. Read more.