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:

[email protected]


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My PGP* public key is here.

And my PGP fingerprint is:

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


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For secure instant messaging chat, these are my OTR* (off-the-record) accounts:

[email protected]

[email protected]

These are their respective fingerprints:

7C2888FF 709DF44F 6AE1480A 1812B1D8 DED2B4B9 [Verification]

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


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I'm also on Ricochet:



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I have Signalβ€”just ask me for my number through another channel.



To send me documents or data in an even more secure and anonymous way, download the Tor Browser and visit:




If you prefer the old-fashioned way of sending documents, via postal mail, send them to the following address. Postal mail can actually be totally anonymous if you use a random sidewalk mailbox and not include a return address.

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai (VICE Media)

49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249


*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.