Tonya Riley

Tonya Riley covers privacy, surveillance and cryptocurrency for CyberScoop News. She previously wrote the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter for The Washington Post and before that worked as a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. Her work has appeared in Wired, CNBC, Esquire and other outlets. She received a BA in history from Brown University.

You can reach Tonya with sensitive tips on Signal at 202-643-0931. PR pitches to Signal will be ignored and should be sent via email.

Cybercrime

White House expected to issue executive order reining in spyware

by Tonya Riley

The prospect of an executive order limiting use of spyware within U.S. intelligence unleashes potentially even more debate in Washington.

Government

Senate Democrats call on FTC to investigate Twitter's data security

by Tonya Riley

Lawmakers worry that Elon Musk's hasty changes on the Twitter platform such as altering its verification service could harm consumers.

Government

ID.me misled IRS on processing times for identity verification, congressional investigators found

by Tonya Riley

Wait times to receive identity verification were more than double than what ID.me initially represented to the IRS.

Cybercrime

Andy Greenberg on how 'Tracers in the Dark' found the dark web's worst criminals

by Tonya Riley

The Wired journalist's new book reveals how investigators deployed cryptocurrency tracing technology to solve some of the internet's biggest crimes.

Financial

Thousands of bogus Twitter accounts push NFT scams to steal cryptocurrency

by Tonya Riley

Elon Musk vowed to rid Twitter of fake accounts, but fraudsters continue using thousands of them in cryptocurrency scams.

Privacy

In her new book, Danielle Keats Citron makes the case for the 'right to intimate privacy'

by Tonya Riley

The longtime privacy advocate says that "intimate privacy is the key to citizenship, love and flourishing."

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