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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 02, 2014

So, here's an outline of what I wish I had time to say on… tonight. 1) We have lots of……

Sep 02, 2014

A short outline of things I didn't get to say on @NewsHour about iPhone hacking and cloud security.…

Sep 02, 2014

@skmchaney @judywoodruff @dmitricyber @newshour There are about fifteen things I wanted to say that don't fit in five minutes.

Sep 02, 2014

@skmchaney @judywoodruff @dmitricyber @newshour Answer: yes, they are, have been, and will be.

Sep 02, 2014

Welp, at least I mentioned two-factor authentication.

Sep 02, 2014

RT @VirtualTal: @thepacketrat I still like @dakami's theory about a perv hacker who used a bunch of tools to gather pix collection who himself got hacked.

Sep 02, 2014

Right now, getting ready to talk about cloud security on PBS NewsHour.

Sep 02, 2014

Something I'll be digging into tomorrow: claims that p/w exploit was used along with forensic "ripper" s/w…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @timburks: @cocoaphony @arstechnica @thepacketrat If only Anthony Weiner had sent women pictures of his Schwab statements instead!

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