Meet the feisty cadre of journalists contributing to The Parallax.
Seth is editor of The Parallax. He has worked in online journalism since 1999, most recently at CNET News, where he led coverage of security, privacy, and Google. Based in San Francisco, he also writes about connected technology and pop culture.
Based in Los Angeles, designer Pinguino Kolb has spent nearly 20 years producing technical and creative projects at major media companies. She also is a pop-culture photographer, comic maker, and cryptocurrency use advocate.
Ayaz Lakhani is a senior strategist at Ready State, a startup digital agency in San Francisco focused on marketing strategy, user experience design, and content creation. Ayaz has worked with a number of major clients, spanning across a myriad of industries including luxury, retail, technology, entertainment, spirits, and finance.
Bailey Reutzel is an independent journalist covering the intersections of finance, tech, and politics for publications such as CoinDesk, PaymentsSource and Quartz. She is also developing a Gonzo-style U.S. travel blog called Moneytripping focused on political and economic culture.
As a freelance information security management consultant in the New York City area, Carole works with numerous Fortune 500 clients to analyze security programs for risks. During her more than 35 years working on operating-system platforms and security practices, she has authored several industry-standard security benchmarks.
Charles Cooper, a contributing writer, has been writing about technology and business for three decades. Based in San Francisco, he has held senior positions at a number of publications. He was most recently executive editor at CNET News, where he often tortured Seth Rosenblatt.
Curt Hopkins has written about punks in Berlin, gypsies in Granada, and nerds in Nairobi for Newsweek, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, New Times, and others. He was the founding director of the Committee to Protect Bloggers, the first nonprofit dedicated to the liberty and safety of bloggers worldwide. He resides in San Francisco and is managing editor of Hewlett Packard Labs.
Dan Tynan has written about technology and its discontents for longer than he cares to remember. In addition to covering privacy and security, Tynan has written about Internet culture, social media, gadgets, and family tech for dozens of national publications. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan Abbott is a Bay Area-based writer, artist, and performer. He has written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the East Bay Express, and The Alameda Sun. At turns, he's been a science teacher, an author, a touring musician, a filmmaker, and dungeon master-for-hire. He currently writes the advice column Ask Abbott and hosts a monthly storytelling forum called Knew Better; Did It Anyway.
Declan McCullagh, founder and CEO of Recent News, a smart news app for iOS and Android, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written about security and politics for Wired, CNET, CBS, and Time Inc.
Derek has spent two decades in B2B technology journalism, including seven years as editor in chief of security publication CSO for seven years. He wrote the book Content Marketing in 30 Minutes and loves playing chess online. He lives in Northern California and serves as content director at Ready State.
Dia Kayyali is an independent human rights consultant and writer who advocates against government surveillance and for free speech. Most recently, Dia has been an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and currently works as a fellow with Coding Rights, a Brazilian digital rights organization.
Garry Kasparov is widely regarded as the greatest chess player in history. He became the youngest world champion ever, at 22, in 1985, then spent 20 years as the world’s top-rated player until his retirement from professional chess in 2005. His legendary matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue made him a central public figure in artificial intelligence and the evolution of the human-machine relationship. Through his Kasparov Chess Foundation, Garry now promotes chess in education around the world. And as chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, he advocates for individual freedom worldwide. Garry is author of How Life Imitates Chess (2007) and Winter Is Coming: Why Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped (2015). And his book Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins is set to be published in May. As a security ambassador for Avast Software, sponsor of The Parallax, Garry discusses cybersecurity and the digital future.
Based in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Grant Gross, a contributing writer, is a veteran tech policy reporter. Grant, most recently a senior reporter at IDG News Service, has covered topics such as Net neutrality, mass surveillance programs, and cybersecurity legislation for 13 years.
Greg Sandoval is a long-time tech reporter and former staff writer at The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Verge, and CNET. He is based in Paris.
Computer security Jeremiah Grossman, a frequent public commentator on security issues, is chief of security strategy at SentinelOne. With nearly two decades in the field (and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), the founder of WhiteHat Security and former information security officer at Yahoo has received a number of industry awards, and has been publicly thanked by Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, and others for his security research.
Juan Carlos Perez started covering the tech industry in 1995 as part of Computerworld's first online-news team. In 1997, he began an 18-year tenure with IDG News Service, where he wore many hats, including Latin America news editor, Internet beat reporter, and senior editor of Microsoft coverage. In former lives, Juan wrote sitcom scripts and entertainment features while dreaming of becoming a Celtics point guard. He lives in Miami because he knows what New England winters are like.
Kacy Zurkus, a contributing writer, covers security, privacy, risk, and education from her home in Lowell, Mass.
Karen Epper Hoffman has been a noted industry analyst and business and technology writer for nearly a quarter of a century. Her work primarily focuses on researching, consulting, and writing about issues at the crossroads of technology, money and cybersecurity. Her articles have been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, the American Banker, Bank Director, GCN, Internet Retailer, MIT’s Technology Review, Mobile PC, SC Magazine, and many other publications.
Kristin Burnham, a contributing writer, has covered social media, online privacy, IT careers, and technology news in a variety of positions at CIO magazine and CIO.com. She most recently was a senior editor at InformationWeek. Kristin is based in Massachusetts, which means that she's been spoiled by a decade of winning sports teams.
Lindsay Goldwert is a freelance writer and host of the podcast "Spent." She writes about work, money, and stand-up comedy, with bylines in Fast Company, Refinery29, and many others. She lives in New York City.
Malena Carollo is a journalist based in Boston. She covers cybersecurity, focusing on surveillance, education, and law enforcement. Her work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode, Travel + Leisure, Tampa Bay Times, and Staten Island Advance.
Michael Patterson is CEO of Plixer. He worked in technical support and product training at Cabletron Systems while he finished his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University. He joined Professional Services for a year before he left the ‘Tron’ in 1998 to start Somix which eventually became Plixer.
Nicole Pajer is a Los-Angeles based freelance writer. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Parade, Woman’s Day, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Hemispheres, and elsewhere.
Oren Falkowitz is co-founder and CEO of Area 1 Security. He has has held senior positions at U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, where he's focused on big data and computer network operations.
Internet pioneer Paul Vixie is CEO and co-founder of award-winning Farsight Security. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for his work related to the Domain Name System. He began his career as a programmer, and he has since become an author and an entrepreneur.
Rohit Prakash is a co-founder of Townsquared, a social network that connects small businesses and residents of local communities, He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ryan E. Long is an affiliated scholar of the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society and a cooperating attorney of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He works with technology, media, and design clients to address intellectual-property, litigation, and transactional needs. Prior to starting his practice, Long & Associates, he served as an antitrust attorney for Milberg LLP in New York City, among others. He splits his time between California and New York.