Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies for more than a decade, as he closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He helps coordinate MLex coverage of privacy and data security news worldwide. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he 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
Google pushed back on the US Department of Justice’s claim that it used a network of exclusivity agreements to illegally extend the company's monopoly on search and digital advertising.
Google is facing a multistate investigation into whether its privacy practices violate state consumer protection law.
California’s investigation into Facebook’s data-sharing practices has pushed forward and deepened in recent months.
First American Title data-breach case in New York shows broad role of state enforcers in absence of US data-protection lawThe New York state Department of Financial Services notched a milestone when it filed its first data security enforcement action.