Andrea Peterson

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Andrea

New White House online privacy policy strips out the legalese.

  • Apr 18, 2014

Why aren’t they as excited about our science fiction future?

  • Apr 19, 2014

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

  • Apr 16, 2014

“I don’t know and I don’t care.“

  • Apr 14, 2014

The five tech policy stories you need to read today.

  • Apr 14, 2014

A new report says advertisers now spend more online than on broadcast TV. But not all TV.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Federal appeals court sidesteps major computer crimes issues in vacating the case against hacker/troll Andrew “weev” Auernheimer.

  • Apr 11, 2014

A bill that could shed a lot of light on government expenditures moves one step closer to being law.

  • Apr 10, 2014

The new Star Wars may feature Tatooine, but Tunisia’s government is trying to stop a sand dune from destroying a previous Star Wars set.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Artist and graphic designer Nigel Evan Dennis simplifies HBO’s epic television series.

  • Apr 10, 2014

IRS advises taxpayers to file as normal.

  • Apr 9, 2014

The five tech policy stories you need to ready today.

  • Apr 9, 2014

The IRS still has over 50,000 workstations running the outdated operating system and is paying Microsoft for extended support.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Meet the groups still using Microsoft’s 12-year-old operating system.

  • Apr 8, 2014

The FTC charges the operators of Jerk.com with scamming users.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Most paying customers had ways around the crash. Freeloaders didn’t.

  • Apr 7, 2014

The tech policy stories you need to read.

  • Apr 7, 2014

It’s April 4 -- 4/04/2014, a day to celebrate all the things you can’t find on the Internet.

  • Apr 4, 2014

A different way to look at global Internet infrastructure

  • Apr 4, 2014

Yahoo is playing catch up after years of being criticized for lagging behind the competition on privacy and security.

  • Apr 3, 2014
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About Andrea

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development.