Hi! I'm
Matthew Braga.

I'm a freelance journalist, based in Toronto. I write stories about how technology and science shape culture, business, and politics.

I was previously the Canadian editor of Motherboard, Vice Media's science and technology website. Before that, I was a business and technology reporter for the Financial Post.

I've worked on investigations with reporters at The Globe and Mail and CBC News, and had stories published by Hazlitt, The Walrus, The Atlantic, Vocativ, Atlas Obscura, Fast Company, Ars Technica, and The Toronto Star.

Some favourites:


For The Globe and Mail, I wrote a series of stories with national security reporter Colin Freeze, exposing the RCMP's use of Stingray surveillance technology in Canada for the first time (part one, part two, and part three).

For CBC News, I worked on an investigation with reporter Dave Seglins into Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry and how it handles lawful requests from police.

In 2013, I was nominated for a Canadian National Magazine award for a profile of New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik.

Some of the topics I'm interested in include surveillance, privacy, cybersecurity, social networks, critical infrastructure, national security, space, and oceans.

I'm always interesting in new opportunities to write, edit and speak. You can reach me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email.

For secrets, my PGP key is here.