Dave Perera joined the Washington, DC office on Nov. 26 as our new technology reporter, as we build out that part of our coverage for next year. He is a veteran cybersecurity reporter for Politico and a former editor for FierceMarkets publications. Dave studied Spanish and Italian literature at the University of Colorado, and has a Master’s degree from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Selected Insights by Dave
Coronavirus infections are mounting, and so are threats to Americans’ privacy. FTC member Christine Wilson is on a mission to decry the latter.
A privacy backlash has led South Carolina to bar its health department from using smartphone contact-tracing apps.
Smartphones’ potential in disease tracking lies in two areas: tracing populace movements, and Bluetooth-enabled proximity tracking.
Apple and Google revealed plans today to turn iOS and Android smartphones into coronavirus threat-detectors.
Equifax faces a bill of slightly more than $2 billion to settle consumer complaints stemming from the credit reporting agency’s massive 2017 data breach.