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IT Editor — Ars Technica
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Covers:  Open Source, Arduino, Web Development, Social Networks, Car Technology, Software, Defense Industry, Internet, Technology, Technology Of Business more ...
Doesn't Cover: Funding Rounds

IT editor at Ars Technica. Baltimoron. Geek Dad. Tech wisacre. Occasional coder and hardware hacker.

Sean Gallagher's Biography

Ars Technica's IT Editor, overseeing enterprise and general information technology coverage. Over 20 years of tech journalism experience, from test lab to news beats. Winner of two American Society of Business Publication Editors awards and one Neal award. Past positions include Managing Editor, InformationWeek Labs; Technology Editor, Baseline Magazine; Editor-in-Chief of Defense Systems.

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American Association of Business Publication Editors National Gold Award

2003 - Case History
With Larry Barrett, for McBusted—a case study of the failure of McDonalds' attempt to computerize the entire business process of its franchisees right down to how often the fryer oil was changed.

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a freelancer, I wrote about trade finance. My first full-time gig was as assistant editor for a DC computer newspaper.

How is social media changing news?

It's an ongoing open conversation with sources and readers. It creates transparency.
Aug 29, 2014

But when a 60-something guy says "Where do these updates on my computer come from", I suddenly can't shut up.

Aug 29, 2014

Got pulled into a tech support consult on the light rail to the #Orioles game. Really, I need to stop eavesdropping.

Aug 29, 2014

RT @caseyjohnston: If you're wondering why we are currently experiencing a national popcorn shortage…

Aug 29, 2014

The long game: How hackers spent months pulling bank data from JPMorgan

Aug 29, 2014

Looking at details, IMHO the JPMorgan hack is evidence of Internet crime rings reaching equivalency with state-sponsored cyberwarfare.

Aug 28, 2014

RT @stevewerby: DHS and FBI warn law enforcement and others about "Google dorking"; plans to warn about password reuse in 2015.…

Aug 28, 2014

IRS wiped Lerner’s BlackBerry after Congress inquiry began, lawyer says (but a year after emails were lost)

Aug 28, 2014

There's no hard attribution for the hack of JPMorgan Chase that connects it to Russia. Right now, it's pure speculation and probably BS .

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