My name is Andrea Peterson

I am a person who writes things on the Internet — mostly about the Internet.

Right now, I'm investigating federal surveillance and technology issues for the Project On Government Oversight.

In the past, the majority of my words were written for The Washington Post, where I covered technology policy for three and half years, or ThinkProgress. But you can also find some of them at Politico, Slate, Science Progress, and the Sunlight Foundation.

A few of my greatest hits include a frontpage story from the Snowden cache about how the National Security Agency used Google's ad-tracking tech to identify targets to infect with malware, breaking news about the cryptowars while explaining to readers how encryption works, and revealing that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's phone was hacked for months.

I live in Washington, D.C. with my husband and two cats named after obsolete office equipment. The cats, not the husband. My interests beyond Internet words include board games, going outside, and mechanical typewriters.

Seriously, I have four typewriters.

Want to get in touch, digitally?

Let's do it! If it's about government oversight work, ping me at apeterson@pogo.org.

"You down with PGP?"

Yeah, you know me. My fingerprint for my work email is:

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But if I'm being honest, I'd rather use Signal. Ask me for my number via email.

Find me on Twitter at @kansasalps.

I'm also on LinkedIn, if you're into that.

If it's personal, email me at andrealynnepeterson@gmail.com.

My fingerprint for my personal email is:

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