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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.
Sep 19, 2014

.@beatsmusichelp Thanks for the Twitter surveillance. :D I should have added a <sarcasm/> tag to my earlier tweet.

Sep 19, 2014

Dammit, just noticed Beats Music got loaded onto my phone with iOS 8. I suspect jt will be incompatible with my Bose headphones.

Sep 19, 2014

@rosyna @docradon in the AT&T carrier profile, they had added "attwifi" to the list of known networks with a auto connect turned on, hidden.

Sep 19, 2014

.@docradon thanks. It may have been an aberration on my test phone.

Sep 19, 2014

.@rosyna I saw a carrier profile update push out shortly after iOS 8 rolled out, it may have switched off. Good for security if they did.

Sep 19, 2014

Anybody else notice if iOS 8 shuts off the auto-connect to "attwifi" networks?

Sep 19, 2014

@babywrassler I would not be concerned at all that any of these systems may have been hardware backdoored, Nope. Not at all.

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