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

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08.26.19
You need a password manager -- right now
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You need a password manager -- right now

Don’t reuse that basic password -- you don’t know where it's been.

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05.31.19
Sex, lies, and surveillance: Something's wrong with the war on sex trafficking
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Sex, lies, and surveillance: Something's wrong with the war on sex trafficking

Turns out, sex censorship is a lucrative growth market.

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04.30.19
Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?
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Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?

This is not what we signed up for, but at least it was on sale.

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03.29.19
After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater
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After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater

Even the TSA has more credibility than Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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02.28.19
Russia is going to test an internet ‘kill switch,’ and its citizens will suffer
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Russia is going to test an internet ‘kill switch,’ and its citizens will suffer

It’s cool -- all the creepy totalitarian countries are doing it.

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