Matthew Braga

Senior Technology Reporter

Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News, where he covers stories about how data is collected, used, and shared. You can contact him via email at For particularly sensitive messages or documents, consider using Secure Drop, an anonymous, confidential system for sharing encrypted information with CBC News.

Latest from Matthew Braga

When governments censor websites and block messaging apps like Telegram, here's where to turn for proof

As network filtering and censorship technology becomes easier to obtain and use, data collected by an organization called Open Observatory of Network Interference is helping hold governments to account.

You can control what you share on Facebook — but not what Facebook collects

The deceivingly simple toggle between public and private sharing obscures the full extent of what data Facebook collects, writes Matthew Braga.

Facebook says more than 600,000 Canadians may have had data shared with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says an estimated 622,161 Canadians may have had their data shared with the British company Cambridge Analytica. In a conference call with reporters, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: "We didn't take a broad enough view of what our responsibility was. And that was a huge mistake."

Everything you need to know about AggregateIQ, the Canadian tech company with ties to Brexit and Ted Cruz

A small Canadian company has been caught up in the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the British consulting firm that mined the data of 50 million Facebook users to aid their clients’ political campaigns, but just what is AggregateIQ and how is it connected to the data leak?

Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

A Canadian online advertising company widely credited for its outsized role in convincing British voters to leave the European Union was also used in an effort to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, according to a whistleblower.

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

Toronto is becoming a test bed for new smart-city technology, but some observers are concerned about the privacy of the data the city would be collecting.

Huawei's latest attempt to enter U.S. worries lawmakers — but Canada doesn't share its concern

Two of America's closest partners have embraced the Chinese phone maker, making national security claims hard to gauge.

Why Canada's net neutrality fight hasn't been as fierce as the one in the U.S.

America's telecom regulator is much more partisan than Canada's own, but there are legal reasons too.

'No threat': Civil liberties groups support Chelsea Manning's bid to cross Canadian border

A Canadian lawyer representing Chelsea Manning has formally requested the Canadian government rethink its decision to block the whistleblower from entering the country.

Use the Weather Network app? Why it's sharing your location with advertisers

When you use an app like the Weather Network, there's a not-so-secret trade-off. In exchange for a free weather forecast based on your location, advertisers learn a bit more about you and your habits.