Violet Blue

Journalist
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is the author of the book How To Be A Digital Revolutionary. She is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime, as well as a noted columnist. She is an advisor to Without My Consent, and a member of the Internet Press Guild. Ms. Blue has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is frequently interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of outlets including BBC, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best-selling books in eight translations and was the San Francisco Chronicle's sex columnist. Her conference appearances include ETech, LeWeb, CCC, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, plus two Google Tech Talks. The London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Find out more about her work in writing, sexuality, security, and privacy on her Patreon.

Articles by Violet Blue

03.13.20
We need to talk about sex, tech and COVID-19
03.13.20

We need to talk about sex, tech and COVID-19

We’re all long-distance baes now.

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02.28.20
Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble
02.28.20

Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

Keep calm and maybe panic a little.

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02.14.20
It doesn’t matter if China hacked Equifax
02.14.20

It doesn’t matter if China hacked Equifax

Hop on the cybersecurity hayride from hell.

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01.17.20
Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’
01.17.20

Your online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’

Especially when the Morality Police get acquired.

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12.31.19
How home assistants ruined us, an explanation
12.31.19

How home assistants ruined us, an explanation

It’s the rise -- and revenge -- of the machines.

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11.28.19
Security fails we’re kinda thankful for
11.28.19

Security fails we’re kinda thankful for

An increasingly desperate search for silver linings.

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11.01.19
How did Google get Pixel 4 face unlock this wrong?
11.01.19

How did Google get Pixel 4 face unlock this wrong?

Close your eyes and you’ll get a big surprise.

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09.30.19
Even the tech expert from 'Mr. Robot' can’t figure out this iPhone hack
09.30.19

Even the tech expert from 'Mr. Robot' can’t figure out this iPhone hack

Pickpocket hackers aren’t just phoning it in.

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