Kate Conger

Kate Conger

Writer

Kate Conger is a writer at TechCrunch, covering policy and security.

Prior to joining TechCrunch, she was the managing editor of the journalism startup Ratter. Her work has appeared in Motherboard, The Daily Dot, San Francisco Magazine, and SF Weekly.

Contact Kate at kate.conger@techcrunch.com.

The Latest from Kate Conger

Confide sued over ephemerality and screenshot protection claims

Confide, the encrypted chat app that's reportedly popular among Trump staffers, is facing a class action lawsuit that claims Confide misled consumers about its ability to protect messages from being s

General Keith Alexander is coming to Disrupt NY

As the longest-serving director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander certainly knows a thing or two about cybersecurity and the threats companies face from sophisticated nation-state

Mark Zuckerberg speaks out about Cleveland shooting

At the F8 conference today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed this weekend's shooting in Cleveland, which the suspected shooter filmed and posted on Facebook. The man later discussed the shooting

Facebook expands delegated account recovery in a play for the next billion users

Facebook is expanding a new account recovery tool that allows other sites to establish encrypted account recovery tokens that are stored by Facebook. It's a slick security feature that will be an easy

Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos

Facebook is facing backlash after a Cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a Live video confessing to the murder. The slaying and its su

Crowdfunding platforms take a data-driven approach to state political campaigns

Like most candidates vying for a state seat, Delaware state Senate candidate Stephanie Hansen spent the months leading up to her February election fundraising. And she got a surprising boost from a ne

The Shadow Brokers are back with exploits for Windows and global banking systems

It’s been several months since their last major exploit, but the hacking group dubbed Shadow Brokers is back. The group, which last year dumped malware it had allegedly stolen from The Equation

Microsoft publishes first National Security Letter in transparency report

Microsoft's biannual transparency report was just released and, like many other major tech companies that have been putting out their reports recently, the company has revealed its first National Secu

Uber denies Waymo theft claims on grounds it never used custom LiDAR

Uber admitted in court filings today that it still uses commercially available LiDAR systems in its self-driving vehicles because its in-house technology isn't ready for the road. Acknowledging that i

Uber finds one allegedly stolen Waymo file – on an employee’s personal device

Uber admitted today that it had found one of the documents Waymo alleges was stolen by a former employee -- who left its self-driving car effort to join Uber's -- on the employee's personal computer.

Project Zero uncovers a nasty Wi-Fi chip exploit

Google's Project Zero has been on a roll lately, unveiling sophisticated bugs in Cloudflare, LastPass and now Broadcom, a Wi-Fi chip supplier whose product is found in iPhones, Nexuses and Samsung dev

Intel Security is McAfee again

If you were on the internet in a certain era, you remember McAfee . It was the defensive line between you and the rest of the internet, reminding you with incessant popups that you were not hacked, no

Google claims Levandowski launched competing projects long before Otto

Newly-released documents from Google’s October arbitration against Anthony Levandowski, one of the leads of its self-driving car project who abruptly left to launch his own startup Otto in Janua

Cloudera posts long-awaited IPO filing

Cloudera, the enterprise big data company that's received significant backing from Intel, has unveiled its much-anticipated IPO filing.

Uber’s Anthony Levandowski invokes Fifth Amendment rights in Waymo suit

Uber executive and Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is asserting his Fifth Amendment rights in regard to a lawsuit filed by Waymo against Uber, which accuses the company and Levandowski of stealing

Clinton and Rubio allegedly targeted by Russian hackers

Sen. Marco Rubio announced during a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing today that members of his former presidential campaign were targeted by hackers from IP addresses located in Russia. Th

Waymo pursued arbitration with Anthony Levandowski before it sued Uber

Google's self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secret

Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley

Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton m

Here’s all the new stuff in Apple’s latest security document

Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public's only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure

Judge criticizes Uber’s secrecy in lawsuit with Waymo

Google's side of the story in its patent and trade secret case against Uber is pretty damning — Google alleges that a former employee of its self-driving car unit stole thousands of sensitive docume
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