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IT Editor — Ars Technica
Covers:  open source, arduino, web development, social networks, car technology, software, defense industry, internet, technology, technology of business, cyberwarfare, cybersecurity, biotech, internet culture, big data, business of technology, hardware hacking, internet of things, networks, information technology, enterprise technology, google, open government
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IT editor at @ArsTechnica, covering convergence of infotech with defense, security, government and society. Plus sarcasm. For PGP:

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.

Jesse H. Neal Award

2003 - Best recurring feature

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.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

We don't take pitched stories very often. I prefer PR people understand Ars before wildly pitching, or I may never have time to respond.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unsure what the future holds for Michael Doughty at QPR — EMPICS Sport Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is unsure whether Michael Doughty's long-term future lies at QPR, but says he remains part of his immediate first-team plans. Doughty, who has been at Loftus Road since the age of 14, has made real strides in the last year, impressing out on loan at League One side Swindon Town during the second half of last season.

QPR transfer news: Sandro is looking for a move away from QPR, admits Hasselbaink — EMPICS Sport QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted Sandro is well down the first-team pecking order at Loftus Road, revealing that the former Tottenham man wants to move on this summer. The 27-year-old, who has endured a frustrating two-year period at Rangers, recently failed a medical at Sporting Lisbon and has told the club he wants to seal a return to the Premier League.

How DNC, Clinton campaign attacks fit into Russia’s cyber-war strategy — The well-timed leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, following a long-running breach of the DNC's network, is a masterful piece of information warfare. The leak may only be the beginning of an effort to shape the US presidential election, or it may be a backup plan triggered by the exposure of the long-running breach.

It’s the data, stupid: Why database admins are more important than ever — View more stories For those of us who have been in the information technology realm for too long, the title "database administrator" conjures up very specific images. We picture someone pulling hair out over issues with backups or snapshots not happening, schemas growing out of control, capacity plans blown up by new application demands, sluggish queries, and eternal performance tuning.

QPR transfer news: Rs remain keen on move for Wycombe defender Aaron Pierre — EMPICS Sport QPR are continuing to monitor developments regarding the future of Wycombe Wanderers defender Aaron Pierre. The 23-year-old has been a stand-out performer for the Chairboys during the last two league campaigns, attracting interest from a host of sides this summer.

How does your garden grow? — Last week I took the N11 south to Wexford and met one of Ireland's most enterprising families. Located in Camolin, Co Wexford, Michael Nolan and two of his daughters run not just one, but two successful businesses. Maria and Elaine manage Cois na hAbhann, a destination garden, home and lifestyle centre.

Family and friends gather for charity day to remember Gavin Newton — Archant More than £2,700 was raised at a charity football game played at Silver Jubilee Park on Friday to commemorate the life of the late Gavin Newton. Newton, who lived in Kilburn with his family most of his life, tragically died in a freak accident last August while out celebrating his 33rd birthday.

Hendon must target the play-offs this season, insists new signing McCall — Archant Hendon signing Spencer McCall believes the club should be challenging for the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs as an absolute minimum this season. The 21-year-old midfielder, who found the net eight times for Harrow Borough last term, has been impressed with the quality in the Dons squad and believes the 4G surface they will be playing on at their new ground at Silver Jubilee Park will aid them.

Take the chance to 'waste time' with your children - Shelby News: Community — Since he was elected bishop of Rome on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has said many things that have caught the attention of people both inside and beyond the Catholic Church. He made one memorable quip in a tweet he sent out last October: "Parents, can you 'waste time' with your children?

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Jul 28, 2016

Where Russia manufactures Trump supporters on Twitter?

Jul 28, 2016

RT @tonyschwartz: "if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big" is a line i wrote in "the art of the deal." not donald to ivanka!

Jul 27, 2016

@whenmarketsfall But if you check the rest of the stories I've written about Clinton e-mails....

Jul 27, 2016

@whenmarketsfall Nah. I just track actual information security stuff. And there's some fairly solid attribution.

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