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Josh McConnell

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Toronto, Ontario
Technology Commentator and Reporter — Freelance

Technology commentator and reporter. Past: Tech editor at Financial Post, plus stints at Globe & Mail, CBC News and more. I'm mainly here for the memes.

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@Bryson_M I'll flip you one when I see it next if I think about it. Today was based on a radio discussion, but if it's not broadcast it's online or print too. A big part is the reporter not knowing tech well enough either and getting facts wrong or trusting the expert too much.
@Bryson_M It's pretty widespread in mainstream outlets. It's basically the same routine of technology is scary, we don't understand it, we all should be worried. Often tech doesn't get coverage unless it is scary.
The problem with "privacy experts" used in many stories for general news outlets is that they often don't fully understand technology. So they just end up satisfying story requirements on a shaky foundation and the public is incorrectly informed.
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