Research publications

Thompson, C., Shelton, M., Stark, E., Walker, M., Schechter, E., & Porter Felt, A. (2019). The web's identity crisis: Understanding the effectiveness of website identity indicators. In USENIX Security, 2019.

Sleeper, M., Matthews, T., O’Leary, K., Woelfer, J., Turner, A., Shelton, M., Schou, A., Oplinger, A., & Consolvo, S. (2019). Tough times at transitional homeless shelters: Considering the impact of financial insecurity on digital security and privacy. In Proc. CHI, 2019.

Matthews, T., O’Leary, K., Turner, A., Sleeper, M., Woelfer, J. P., Shelton, M., Manthorne, C., Churchill, E. F., & Consolvo, S. (2017). Stories from survivors: Privacy and security practices when coping with intimate partner abuse. In Proc. CHI, 2017.

Shelton, M. (2015). The role of corporate and government surveillance in shifting journalistic information security practices. University of California, Irvine, Special Collection and Archives.

Pew Research Center (2015). Local news in a digital age. Pew Research Center Journalism Project.

Shelton, M., Rainie, L., Madden, M., Anderson, M., Duggan, M., Perrin, A., & Page, D. (2015). Americans' privacy strategies post-Snowden. Pew Research Center Internet Project.

Shelton, M., Lo, K., & Nardi, B. A. (2015). Online media forums as separate social lives: A qualitative study of disclosure within and beyond reddit. In Proc. iConference, 2015.

Wang, Y., Echenique, A., Shelton, M., & Mark, G. (2013). A comparative evaluation of multiple chat stream interfaces for information-intensive environments. In Proc. CHI, 2013.

Burger, J. M. & Shelton, M. (2011). Changing everyday health behaviors through descriptive norm manipulations. Social Influence 6, 69-77.


Shelton, M. (2019, July). Why aren't more journalism schools teaching digital security? Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Shelton, M. (2019, May). Your smartphone and you: A handbook to modern mobile maintenance. Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Shelton, M. (2018, December). Choosing a password manager. Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Shelton, M. (2018, December). Security, the gift that keeps on giving. Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Shelton, M. (2018, November). Locking down Signal. Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Shelton, M. (2017, November). In the face of supply chain attacks, stay the course. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, September). Using Signal without giving your phone number. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, July). Get your malware shots: How reporters can prepare for malicious software. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, July). How to lose friends and anger journalists with PGP. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, May). Two-factor authentication for newsrooms. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, April). Developing security skepticism. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, March). You are worthy of a data breach. OpenNews Source.

Weidinger, R., Quintin, C., Shelton, M. & Mitchell, M. (2017, February). How to lead a digital security workshop. Vice Motherboard.

Shelton, M. (2017, February). Opening secure channels for confidential tips. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2017, February). Signal, the secure messaging app: A guide for beginners. Freedom of the Press Foundation. Originally on Medium.

Shelton, M. & King, G. (2017, January). How journalists can protect themselves while covering protests. Freedom of the Press Foundation. Originally on Medium.

Shelton, M. (2016, November). The Source guide to defending accounts against common attacks. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2016, September). User-submitted malware: A safety guide for journalists. Coral Project Blog.

Shelton, M. (2016, July). Digital self-defense for journalists: An introduction. OpenNews Source.

Shelton, M. (2016, June). How do newsrooms learn about audiences without being creepy? Coral Project Blog.

Williams, A. T. & Shelton, M. (2014, September). Pew Research Center: What drove spike in public comments on net neutrality? Likely, a comedian. Pew Research Center Fact Tank.

Shelton, M. (2014, July). Pew Research Center: Where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are. Pew Research Center Fact Tank.

Independent Blogging

Shelton, M. (2018, July). What does private browsing mode do?

Shelton, M. (2018, July). Two-factor authentication for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2018, July). How to GIF.

Shelton, M. (2018, January). Wire for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2017, February). Upgrading WhatsApp security.

Shelton, M. (2017, January). A year of exploration and experiments with OpenNews.

Shelton, M. & King, G. (2016, December). Secure journalism at protests.

Shelton, M. (2016, December). Current digital security resources.

Shelton, M. (2016, November). Signal for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2016, November). Security compromises in journalism.

Shelton, M. (2016, October). Password managers for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2016, October). KeePass for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2016, October). LastPass for beginners.

Shelton, M. (2016, September). 1Password for beginners.

Shelton, M. (Last updated 2016, June). Research methods with media activists under surveillance.

Shelton, M. (2016, April). How 10 news orgs adopted PGP email encryption (or not).

Shelton, M. (2016, April). Tinfoil: A user-centered community for journalists and security nerds.

Shelton, M. (December, 2015). Securing your digital life like a normal person.

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