Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

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


My pesonal site is undergoing some maintenance right now. But you can still reach me at:

[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:

5C4DD781 6721565D C455841E 83078897 6409C4DC [Verification]
1A3DFDF2 FDA3E9AF C1E4CCB5 C71E1397 1ED78345 [Verification]


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

Also, 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. This tutorial from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will show you how to do it and why this is important.