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North Carolina
Modern Family Columnist — Yahoo
As seen in:  PC World, Mashable
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).
Aug 21, 2014

Why You Don’t Want Fuhu’s DreamWorks-Themed Tablet for Your Kid yahoo.com/tech/why-you-d… via @YahooTech

Aug 20, 2014

@guhlish join the crowd. Just find people you think are worth following. Twitter is best for getting news fast (tho not always accurately)

Aug 20, 2014

Bad News: Twitter Can Now Show You Tweets from People You Don’t Follow yahoo.com/tech/bad-news-… via @YahooTech

Aug 19, 2014

@anya1anya just read your piece on schools & big data (april '14). awesome job. can u email me? dan at dantynan.com I have a Q 4 U

Aug 19, 2014

@edbott @AndreaSmith It was kind of like Orange Is the New Black meets Happy Feet. fortunately we cleaned up the mess before @PETA arrived

Aug 19, 2014

@guhlish hello greg. welcome to the monkey house. hope you brought enough snacks for everyone.

Aug 19, 2014

Answer by @tynanwrites to How have social networks increased the risks of invasion of geolocation privacy? qr.ae/5pSxT

Aug 19, 2014

@jr_raphael yes. I blame Android. (gotta blame somebody, right?)

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