Kashmir Hill (@kashhill )

Kashmir Hill

Bio Privacy pragmatist. Journalist at @nytimes. Named after the Led Zeppelin song. kashmir.hill@nytimes.com or kashhill@protonmail.com
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iPhone : In college, I got an internship offer to work at the U.S. consulate in Milan. Sounded amazing! But I took a summer job as a camp counselor instead because it paid. twitter.com/joaquincastrot…

Twitter Web App : A trope when I cover facial recognition stories is to say that "there are no laws for its use." But now laws are *starting* to come. One of the first states to usher in new rules is Massachusetts. Here's how it happened: nytimes.com/2021/02/27/tec…

iPhone : The convergence of the surveillance state with the data broker industry means authorities can sort through utility bill records to find people who have overstayed their visas. washingtonpost.com/technology/202…

Twitter Web App : Cop Blaster: Police Misconduct Reporting As I understand it, contact books are being mined to show how many people are connected to a person who *isn't on the platform.* That reveals who that person communicates with in a way they haven't chosen to reveal themselves.

Twitter Web App : Robin Berjon Actually I remember the tune. It's from way back: a Mad TV skit, the "lowered expectations" intro. youtube.com/watch?v=YarZTR…

Twitter Web App : And if you missed the original work, this was the synopsis/montage: "How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met" gizmodo.com/how-facebook-f…

Twitter Web App : I spent much of 2017 documenting why it's a bad idea to hand your contact list over to a tech company (Facebook). I'll let Will Oremus tell the sequel here with Clubhouse: onezero.medium.com/clubhouse-is-s…

iPhone : The societal discord over what we needed to do to stop the pandemic has been troubling me on a deeply existential level because of what it presaged for our handling of the increasingly visible threat of climate change. twitter.com/AlexCKaufman/s…

iPhone : This story on “Silicon Valley’s Safe Space” caused a huge uproar while it was being reported and huge backlash for Cade Metz. He’s an incredibly thoughtful & fair reporter and the piece is as evenhanded, fascinating and insightful as I thought it would be: nytimes.com/2021/02/13/tec…

Twitter Web App : Facebook's content moderation started with outsourced contractors paid a pittance. Now it has a "Supreme Court" of leading intellectuals paid six figures. What a wild evolution expertly told by Kate Klonick who has had inside access for the past 18 months. newyorker.com/tech/annals-of…

iPhone : If you’re a woman who came of age in the 90s or early 2000s, you just have to watch the Britney Spears doc: nytimes.com/article/framin…