I'm Mattathias Schwartz, and I've been writing for the New Yorker on the N.S.A, the Patriot Act and Edward Snowden. AMA!
Thank you so much everybody! Please feel free to send me messages with story ideas and anything else ... you can reach me here or by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Schwartzesque. My public key is here ... https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x63353B0DDF46FBFC ... and you can get in touch anonymously through the New Yorker's Strongbox system ... https://projects.newyorker.com/strongbox/
And you might be also be interested in this New Yorker Political Scene podcast, just posted, with me, staff writer Amy Davidson, and NewYorker.com executive editor Amelia Lester, talking about how all this Patriot Act stuff has played out over the two years. Here's a link -- http://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/the-freedom-act. Enjoy the weekend!
Hello Everybody. I'm Mattathias Schwartz, a staff writer at the New Yorker and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. I wrote a long story about the efficacy of the N.S.A.'s Section 215 bulk metadata program in a case involving the Shabaab, which you can read on NewYorker.com here ... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/26/whole-haystack. And here are a couple of more recent blog posts on the N.S.A. debate: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/who-needs-edward-snowden; http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/three-big-questions-about-the-n-s-a-s-patriot-act-powers
Let's see ... what else ... before turning my attention to the war on terror, I wrote a lot about the war on drugs, including this bungled DEA mission in Honduras ... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/06/a-mission-gone-wrong ... and this military takeover of a Jamaican neighborhood ... http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/12/12/a-massacre-in-jamaica ... which won the Livingston Award for international reporting. And while back, I wrote what might be the first article about Weev, the notorious troll, for the New York Times Magazine ... http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. I'm glad to be here ... ask away!