I'm Josh Kopstein. I write dystopian non-fiction about privacy and counter-surveillance.
I'm currently a freelance reporter and researcher for VICE / Motherboard, Ars Technica and CSM Passcode, among other places. Previously I was a privacy and tech columnist at Al Jazeera America (RIP) and I've also had bylines at The Verge and The New Yorker (dot com).
My work can be found here: http://lawfulintercept.net
Recently my research focus has been on exploring new forms of emotional manipulation and behavioral surveillance through VR, IoT and other emergent consumer tech platforms.
On my spare time I enjoy flying drones and reading technical documents leaked from government agencies and defense contractors.