Hi, I'm Matthew Braga

I'm Matthew Braga

Matthew Braga

I'm a writer and freelance journalist in Toronto.

I also manage Security Planner, an educational resource for digital security advice, run out of the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab.

I was previously a senior technology reporter for CBC News, an editor at VICE Media's Motherboard, and a business and technology reporter for the Financial Post.

You can find my writing in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Outline, BuzzFeed, The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Canadian Business, The Walrus, The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Fast Company, and Ars Technica, among others. I've also guest hosted CBC's daily news podcast Front Burner.

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Here are some stories I've written:

Data overload: Why it's time to do a digital purge
The Globe and Mail (2020)

This Small Team of Dispatchers Saves Lives Via Satellite
Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)

A Park for All, or a Park for Some?
The Local (2019)

This drone has a camera that can tell it where to fly, no GPS required
CBC News (2019)

A Quebecer spoke out against the Saudis - then learned he had spyware on his iPhone
CBC News (2018)

On Camera Forever
The Outline (2016)

The inside story of Shop.ca's failed e-commerce revolution
Canadian Business (2016)

How "ReBoot" Predicted The Future But Got Left Behind
BuzzFeed (2016)

Your Data Is Safe, For a Price
The Walrus (2016)

Why This Blue Whale's Massive Heart Is Being Blown Up Like a Beach Ball
Motherboard (2015)

The Secret Lives of Dead Pigs
Hazlitt (2014)

Listening In: The Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists
The Atlantic (2014)