Chief Global Correspondent, Digital Risk
Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook and Yahoo closely as he followed trends in search, the mobile web and online social networks. He helps coordinate MLex coverage of privacy and data security worldwide. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, Swift is a graduate of Colby College. He is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting.
Selected Insights by Mike
The signatures submitted to election officials remains too close to call for a landmark privacy law to go before California voters in November.
Google should brace for 'long slog' litigation in case over Android location-tracking, Arizona attorney general saysArizona’s chief law enforcement official wants Google to know he’s girding for “the long slog” of litigation after filing suit over location tracking of consumers.
US tech giants such as Facebook are growing increasingly concerned about elements of India’s proposed data-protection law, complaining that it would trigger privacy issues for non-Indians & unreasonably restrict unfettered Internet access to teenagers approaching age 18.
Apple and Google revealed plans today to turn iOS and Android smartphones into coronavirus threat-detectors.
Like many online services, Twitter has seen traffic surge during the Covid-19 pandemic, even as its physical infrastructure, advertising revenue and policy rules have come under unprecedented pressure.