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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Top Gun, robot-style: Navy moves ahead on carrier-based drone program
@elvanderb so the secret knock packet has a payload that is an MD5 hash of the router model name?
About to go on with @DanRodricks on @WYPR Midday to talk about #Heartbleed, hackers, and more.
High in the sky: Drones spot pot farms so criminals can rob them
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.
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