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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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907 articles by Dennis Fisher

Washington, Facebook, and the Privacy Reckoning

Federal legislators are asking Facebook, Google, and Twitter executives to come to Washington to discuss privacy concerns.

Privacy, Facebook

Georgia Bill Casts a Chill on Security Research

A bill in the Georgia senate would criminalize some activities that security researchers commonly perform.

Legislation

CLOUD Act Grants Broad New Data-Gathering Powers to Governments

The CLOUD Act gives governments new powers to seize data stored in other countries, raising privacy concerns.

Government

The Encryption Storm on the Horizon

The issues over encrypted data faced by Telegram in Russia and Apple in China could portend a conflict in the U.S. soon.

Encryption

Andy Ellis Has Your Back

Akamai CSO Andy Ellis takes an uncommon approach to his job, distributing responsibility for security across the organization.

Network Security, Ciso