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Zack Whittaker

New York, NY
Security Editor — ZDNet
Covers:  security, legal, politics, privacy, civil liberties, cybersecurity, national security, government, technology

Security editor for @ZDNet at @CBS. Email me: Secure contact:

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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.