Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra

Shannon Vavra covers the NSA, Cyber Command, geopolitics, spyware, and cyberwarfare for CyberScoop. She previously worked at Axios as a news reporter, covering breaking political news, foreign policy, and cybersecurity. She has appeared on live national television and radio to discuss her reporting, including on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, CBS, Al Jazeera, NPR, WTOP, as well as on podcasts including Motherboard’s CYBER and The CyberWire’s Caveat. Shannon hails from Chicago and went to Tufts University.

Government

DIA uses purchased phone location data without warrants

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said he will introduce a bill meant to protect Americans' privacy.

Government

Rep. Maloney seeks FBI probe of Parler's role in Capitol attack

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

Parler's under the microscope.

Government

Biden's Cabinet picks face cyber questions from Congress as SolarWinds looms large

by Sean Lyngaas, Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

A day before his inauguration, Biden's picks for top Cabinet posts faced cyber questions in their confirmation hearings.

Government

Rob Joyce named new NSA cybersecurity director

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

He'll be the second-ever director.

Technology

Signal endures 'technical difficulties' amid new popularity

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

Millions of people have downloaded the app in recent weeks.

Technology

Ring adds encryption tool as other security questions surface

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Researchers have accused the Amazon-owned company of failing to adequately protect customer data before.

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