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Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
Covers:  satire, it management, security, iphone apps, politics, gadgets, privacy, education, family, internet, technology, facebook, social media, twitter
Doesn't Cover: feminine hygiene products, yankees, gluten, the large hadron collider

Award-winning journalist, editor, satirist, and international man of mystery.

Dan Tynan's Biography

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. In December 2013 he joined David Pogue's band of merry pranksters at Yahoo Tech, where he has been causing trouble ever since. You can see what shenanigans they've been up to by visiting Yahootech.com.

Prior to that Tynan was a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where he wrote about the intersection of parenting and ...

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National Magazine Award

1999 - Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue). Does that count? The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.

What was your first job as a journalist?

You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).

How is social media changing news?

It's much faster & far less accurate. Also much more temporary. News cycles approaching near zero. And if it can't fit inside a tweet, well..

Alec Baldwin: We Are All Hackers

yahoo.com — (RSAconference.com) Every year, the RSA conference brings out the best and brightest in the shadowy world of cyber security - people like former NSA director Keith Alexander, former head of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers, and the world's leading analysts, researchers, and cryptographers. And, of course, "30 Rock'"s Jack Donaghy.

Twitter unveils 'Highlights' to help users catch up

yahoo.com — Twitter on Thursday rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day. The new feature called "Highlights" offers a twice-daily summary "of the best tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification," Twitter's Gordon Luk said in a blog post.

Report: One in Five Android Apps Is Malware

yahoo.com — (Thinkstock) Bad news, phandroids. Android malware is on the rise. According to Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report, "17 percent of all Android apps (nearly one million total) were actually malware in disguise." In 2013, Symantec uncovered roughly 700,000 virus-laden apps.

Comcast is dropping $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid

yahoo.com — NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast is dropping its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable after heavy regulatory pushback. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. cable companies would have put nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof, which would give the resulting behemoth unprecedented power over what Americans watch and download.

YouTube celebrates 10-year anniversary

yahoo.com — A decade ago on Thursday YouTube made history when its co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. YouTube debuted publicly days after that first upload and has since gone from strength to strength, with users from across the globe posting a reported 300 hours of new video every minute of the day (International Business Times), including music clips, cartoons, exercise manuals and movies.

How the Internet of Things Could Save the Bees

yahoo.com — (Eltopia) It's a concept that's both simple and terrifying. For years, scientists have known that honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Fewer honey bees means less pollination, which could lead to rapid drop in food supplies. If the bee die-off continues, the entire human race will be threatened.

So, this guy just got caught cheating

Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

yahoo.com — Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine.

8 Sure Signs You're an Internet Troll

yahoo.com — (Doug Wildman/Flickr) They're the scourge of the Internet, as common as cockroaches and even harder to exterminate. They're Internet trolls, and they live to make the rest of us miserable. The good news? Academics at Stanford and Cornell believe they've found a way to quickly identify trolls.

Storm eBike Creator Sued for Fraud by His Own PR Agency

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Apr 24, 2015

so anybody else notice a huge spike in obviously fake bot-generated @twitter accounts lately? cuz i have.

Apr 24, 2015

At the #RSAC final keynote, waiting for Jack Donaghy -- err, I mean @AlecBaldwin -- to appear on stage. #excited #confused

Apr 24, 2015

@CourtneyMundell @MSLGroup thanks for being such great sports and gracious hosts. also for the beer.

Apr 24, 2015

@samkatzen they totally did. the dubs had no right to win that game. amazing effort, total collapse by NO.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @CourtneyMundell: Yahoo! Tech's @tynanwrites visited @MSLGROUP today. You were hilarious& kept us all laughing, and we came away w/ grea…

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