Welcome to the Burner Files.
I’m a foreign correspondent, investigative journalist, and senior fellow at the Lincoln Network, a tech think-tank in Washington DC. Twice a week, I bring you commentary, interviews and reportage on global tech and business.
My work looks at the ways that technology is upending our lives, communities, governments and businesses. I’ve spent my career in authoritarian and far-off places, from inside North Korea to the trans-Siberian railway across Russia, from investigations into genocide in Cambodia to experiments in technological surveillance in China.
The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey Into China’s Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future (2021)
Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech (2020)
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