Sean Gallagher

IT Editor, Ars Technica


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

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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.

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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.

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Release the robo-kraken: DARPA seeks bottom-dwelling ocean attack bots
Middle schools and commercial airliners should be covered under the Geneva Convention ban on biowarfare.
So, this happened. A two anonymous sources story by Bloomberg, with some colorful reaction quotes. #nsa #heartbleed…
@DrPizza @0xabad1dea @elad3 It's totally SSL 2.0 he's talking about, which was euthanized.
RT @NSA_PAO: Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.
@bradbonkoski Two anonymous sources does not make me feel very warm and fuzzy about Bloomberg's story.
@konklone @morisy @eff Not disputing that it's possible, It just means that they were throwing lots of resources at OpenSSL code if they did
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