Andrea Peterson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter who covered technology policy

Andrea Peterson covered technology policy for The Washington Post. She left The Post in December 2016.
Latest from Andrea Peterson

Ashley Madison owner agrees to pay $1.6 million to settle U.S. investigations

The Canadian firm that owns the adultery-focused dating site has agreed to a proposed settlement with U.S. regulators.

December 14, 2016

1 in 25 Americans has faced or been threatened with ‘revenge porn’

Gay, lesbian or bisexual people and young women are more at risk for revenge-porn threats, according to a new study.

December 13, 2016

There’s a powerful new way to dig up dead websites

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine is launching a keyword search feature.

December 2, 2016

U.S. border agents stopped journalist from entry and took his phones

The government claims the right to search your electronics at the border.

November 30, 2016

San Francisco’s light-rail system was held hostage by hackers

The apparent hacker says the system was poorly secured.

November 29, 2016

Yes, the Internet is a scarier place for women than for men

A new report highlights how online harassment affects men and women.

November 21, 2016

Trump’s pick for attorney general could be bad news for Silicon Valley

Sen. Jeff Sessions and the tech industry don't see eye-to-eye on some key issues.

November 21, 2016

Apple will fix ‘touch disease’ in iPhone 6 Plus devices — for a price

Apple says the problem is caused when devices are “dropped multiple times on a hard surface.”

November 18, 2016

Web users’ online rights are on the decline worldwide as governments target messaging apps

Twelve countries restricted or blocked people's access to WhatsApp between June 2015 and June 2016.

November 15, 2016

Adult FriendFinder hit with one of the biggest data breaches ever, report says

Data on hundreds of millions of Adult FriendFinder accounts may have been compromised, LeakedSite reports.

November 14, 2016