Robert Faturechi

Writer

Robert Faturechi is based in Silicon Valley, where he covers technology with a focus on law enforcement, cybersecurity and privacy. He previously covered the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Since joining The Times in 2009, he has reported on inmate abuse in the local jails, secret police cliques, the hiring of problem cops and law enforcement cronyism. Occasionally, he also writes about Los Angeles’ Iranian émigré community. Robert graduated from UCLA in 2008.

Recent Articles

  • Twitter users can expect to see more video ads

    Twitter users can expect to see more video ads

    In a bid to increase ad revenue, Twitter said users can expect to see more video promotions on their feeds. “The overall goal is to bring more video into our users’ timelines to create a richer and more engaging Twitter,” the company said in a release. Twitter began testing one-tap videos on users’...

  • Snowden leaks prompt firms to focus cyber security on insider threats

    Snowden leaks prompt firms to focus cyber security on insider threats

    At this week’s Def Con hacker gathering in Las Vegas, Tess Schrodinger sounded almost annoyed. “The whole insider-threat phenomenon, they act like it’s this new thing,” the cyber security expert told the crowd. Schrodinger then spent an hour ticking off a long string of insider threats long before...

  • Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

    Def Con attendees get tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

    Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened. Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden’s leaks as a seminal moment, when their more far-fetched...

  • 5 questions for Facebook's security chief

    5 questions for Facebook's security chief

    Joe Sullivan sat in a suite atop the Rio Hotel this week, with his iPhone’s Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities shut off. Eighteen floors below Sullivan, who is the chief security officer at Facebook, were thousands of hackers who had descended on Las Vegas for their annual DEF CON gathering – many...

  • Security firm scouts Black Hat for part-time hackers

    Security firm scouts Black Hat for part-time hackers

    At this week’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, companies from around the world came to recruit the brightest minds in cybersecurity and offer them full-time jobs. But one security firm was offering something very different: part-time moonlighting gigs for security experts looking to make some...

  • Airport security devices vulnerable to hackers, researcher says

    Airport security devices vulnerable to hackers, researcher says

    Airport security has become far more advanced in the last decade, but according to the findings of one security researcher, the technology being used to protect travelers is still dangerously vulnerable to hackers. On his own time, Billy Rios of Qualys Security said he purchased some of the hardware...

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