(alphabetical by publication)

Al Jazeera America

Technology Should Emancipate Workers, Not Oppress Them (August 2015).
Stop Treating Citizens as Consumers (July 2015).
Gadgets Don't Change the World, People Do (April 2015).
The Architecture of Dissent (December 2014).
Creditors Use New Devices to Put Squeeze on Debtors [with Frank Pasquale] (November 2014).
Biometrics are Coming for You (July 2014).
3-D Print Your Way to Freedom and Prosperity [with Paul Manson] (May 2014).

The Atlantic

Civics for a Digital Age [review of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia, by Anthony M. Townsend] (September 2013).
Why Does Privacy Matter? One Scholar's Answer (February 2013).
The Much-Needed and Sane Congressional Office That Gingrich Killed Off and We Need Back (October 2012).

The Baffler

When Uber Bares Its Hoard (January 2017).
— The "Digital Native," A Profitable Myth (July 2014).
— Insurance Vultures and the Internet of Things (June 2014).

Dissent Magazine

— Web 3.0: Imagining a People’s Platform [review of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, by Astra Taylor] (April 2014).


— The Rio Olympics: Surveillance for the Poor, Control for the Rich (August 2016).

The Guardian

— Amazon is Running Its Own Hunger Games—and All the Players Will be Losers (December 2017).
— Google Wants to Run Cities Without Being Elected. Don't Let It (October 2017).
Why Do Big Hacks Happen? Blame Big Data (September 2017).
— Alarmed by Admiral's Data Grab? Wait Until Insurers Can See the Contents of Your Fridge (November 2016).
— Companies Are Making Money From Our Personal Data – But At What Cost? (August 2016).
— Why Silicon Valley is Embracing Universal Basic Income (June 2016).
— Police Data Could Label 'Suspects' For Crimes They Have Not Committed (February 2016).
— Is Uber's Ultimate Goal the Privatisation of City Governance? (September 2015).

The Hill

— Lessons from the "Right to be Forgotten" (June 2014).


— Silicon Valley for Trump (December 2016).

Los Angeles Review of Books

— Media in the Democratic State [review of The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties, by Fred Turner] (March 2014).
— Google-Eye View [review essay of The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen] (July 2013).
— Silicon Gospel [review essay of Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War, by Byron Reese] (April 2013).


Landlord 2.0: Tech’s New Rentier Capitalism (April 2019)
Tech Companies Want to Run Our Cities (October 2018)

The Nation

— Digital Redlining [with Astra Taylor] [on the front cover of the print edition] (June 2015).

The New Atlantis

— The Tool of Their Tools [review essay of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr] (January 2015).

The New Inquiry

— From Mega-Machines to Mega-Algorithms (April 2015).
— Glassy-Eyed (March 2013).
— Reign of the Techno-Nanny (October 2012).

Real Life Magazine

Potemkin AI (August 2018).

Red Pepper

— 'Your Credit Score is Not Sufficient to Enter This Location’: The Risks of the ‘Smart City’ (September 2017).

Slate (25+ publications, selected)

— The Business of Living Forever (November 2013).
— The Car of the Future of the Past (August 2013).
— Delivered by Drones (August 2013).
— In-Store Tracking Companies Try to Self-Regulate Privacy (July 2013).
— The Injustices of Open Data (June 2013).
— Edward Snowden and the High Price of Civil Disobedience (June 2013).


Why Pushing People to Code Will Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor (December 2013).
Stop Thinking That Tech Hacks Will Fix Our Surveillance Problems (August 2013).