Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

I'm a staff writer at Motherboard, where I cover hacking, information security, and digital rights.

You can send me an email at either:

[email protected] (work) or [email protected] (personal)


My PGP* public key is here.

And my PGP fingerprint is:

7DD9 05AF 70AE E1B3 FEEF 2987 F1CF 198F BF50 84F0


For secure instant messaging chat, this is my OTR* (off-the-record) account:

lorenzofb [AT] jabber.ccc.de

I use OTR on two machines, these are my fingerprints:

7C2888FF 709DF44F 6AE1480A 1812B1D8 DED2B4B9 [Verification]
1A3DFDF2 FDA3E9AF C1E4CCB5 C71E1397 1ED78345 [Verification]


I also have a backup OTR account:

lorenzofb [AT] jabber.calyxinstitute.org

This is the fingerprint for the backup account:

3410B09E 9E34B70F 4EDFE230 E94129C8 0156F5A8 [Verification]


I'm also testing Ricochet:



*To learn about PGP and encrypted email, and how to use it, read this guide. And to learn about OTR chat, and how to use it, read here.

If you're not familiar with neither of these technologies, OTR is the easiest one to learn, so I suggest you use that to contact me.

I recommend you use Tor when sending any sensitive email. And you might want to consider using an anonymous email account as well. Encrypting your email to me simply obfuscates the content of the message, it doesn’t anonymize our communication. Using Tor, you can better hide your trails. Here's a good guide to creating an anonymous OTR account.

This tutorial will show you how to do it and why this is important.