Meet Daily Dot's cybersecurity reporter

Teen reporter William Turton, one of TIME’s “Most Influential Teens of 2015,” has joined The Daily Dot full-time as cybersecurity reporter. Turton previously served as a contributor to the site, where he broke some of its biggest recent hacking stories, including the cyberattack that temporarily took down New York Magazine's web site and exclusively interviewing the hacker behind the incident.

"The @dailydot just signed McDonalds' All-American and top high-school recruit @WilliamTurton," managing editor Austin Powell heralds the move.

By way of his own announcement, Turton tweets, "heyyyyy im a staff reporter at the daily dot now. idk what that means."

Incidentally, The Daily Dot recently compiled their own list of teen prodigies to make us all feel like we've wasted our lives, which prompted Verge's Micah Singleton to wonder, "why isn’t @WilliamTurton on this list, is he secretly 21?"

To which Dot colleague Aaron Sankin replied, "technically he's 50 and has Benjamin Button syndrome."

... We'll pretend to believe that for the sake of our own fragile egos.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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