Charlie Warzel

opinion writer at large for the New York Times

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Charlie Warzel is a senior technology writer for BuzzFeed.

Charlie Warzel on KCRW

If you own a smartphone, you also own a tracking device. Companies are always watching. The New York Times tracked a member of President Trump’s entourage all over Palm Beach, Florida.

Smartphone apps are tracking our locations, and even the president is not immune

If you own a smartphone, you also own a tracking device. Companies are always watching. The New York Times tracked a member of President Trump’s entourage all over Palm Beach, Florida.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

Controlling the message; American politics and new media

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

Almost immediately after Jeffrey Epstein’s death was announced early Saturday, conspiracy theories roared into action on both the left and the right sides of Twitter.

Conspiracy theories, Epstein's suicide and political discourse

Almost immediately after Jeffrey Epstein’s death was announced early Saturday, conspiracy theories roared into action on both the left and the right sides of Twitter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.

from Scheer Intelligence

The CDC says it’s not a question of “if” the coronavirus will spread to the U.S., but “when.” Officials say they don’t yet know whether it will be a mild or severe outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In UC Santa Barbara’s “Parties and Polarization” class, seniors are seeing the impeachment trial playing out before their eyes.

from KCRW Features

A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Did President Trump abuse his power? That’s now up to the Senate. But is that even a crime? Democrats and Republicans agree on the facts, but not on the Constitution.

from To the Point

More reported cases of novel coronavirus are popping up outside mainland China. More than 350 people have died. Health experts are warning of a pandemic.

from Greater LA

With Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic candidates, Republicans are reviving a political dirty word: “socialism.”

from To the Point

It’s not just Sanders that the Democratic establishment is frightened of, it’s the powerful working class movement he’s helped build.

from Scheer Intelligence

Senators have been sworn in and the trial begins next week.

from Left, Right & Center