Jay Cassano

Jay Cassano is senior writer at Fast Co.Labs where he writes about the intersection of tech and politics. He covers privacy, hacktivism, free/open source software, gender equality, and more. His writing has also appeared in The Nation, VICE, In These Times, and Al Jazeera America.

Jay previously worked as a foreign correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey and still writes about the Middle East. He currently co-edits the Turkey section for Jadaliyya, an independent website providing analysis on the Middle East and North Africa. A former Drupal developer, he'd love to chat with you about the politics of software and/or the software of politics.

He read a lot of Walter Benjamin in college and his favorite sci-fi author is Ursula K. Le Guin. You can read more of Jay's work and learn more about him at his website.