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Zack Whittaker

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Security Editor — ZDNet
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Oct 22, 2017

If you’re a reporter covering a live hostage situation, don’t fucking print where people are hiding.

Oct 22, 2017

@matthew_d_green given the vast arrays of remotely exploitable router flaws, I still don’t know why NSA would even want a KRACK-like tool in the first place.

Oct 22, 2017

@matthew_d_green right. I’m pretty sure that’s the case with BADDECISION. Even @vanhoefm didn’t believe there was a connection (also citing ARP spoofing).

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Blogging. The journalism 2.0 as it were, just at the time it was really taking off. Now it's still blogging but with a slightly formal twist.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Years ago, and with fond memories. Nowadays we'd call that 'haptic feedback.'

How is social media changing news?

The media holds governments accountable. Governments are accountable to the people. Social media empowers ordinary people in realtime.