A maximum sentence of 25 years for enabling hackers to vandalize a news website is totally nuts.
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IT Editor, Web & Social Media
As MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for Web and social media, I cover a wide variety of startups and write gadget reviews out of our San Francisco office. I’m curious about tech innovation, and I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing. Before arriving at MIT Technology Review in early 2012, I spent five years as a technology reporter at the Associated Press, covering companies including Apple, Amazon, and eBay, and penning reviews. I’ve also worked as a freelancer, covering both technology and crime for the New York Times.
I grew up mostly in Palo Alto, California, where companies like Hewlett-Packard and Google were simply a part of everyday life. But I didn’t discover my love for tech coverage until 2003. That’s when I accidentally discovered a major security lapse in Palo Alto Unified School District’s wireless network, which allowed anyone with Wi-Fi to view sensitive student information, including psychological profiles identified with full names. When not hard at work on a TR story, I can be found riding around the Bay Area on my road bike or my Vespa.
Rachel Metz's Stories
Two studies suggest venting on so-called rant sites isn't great for you. Grr.
Live updates from the launch event at Facebook headquarters.
Backing a Kickstarter project that works out gives you a rewarding feeling of power over what reaches the market.
Startup Koozoo wants us to join its streaming video network. I'm not convinced of its widespread utility, though.
The latest Mobile Operator Industry report contains some interesting stats highlighting the explosive growth of the mobile Web.
If Metaio's augmented reality chipset can save power in AR apps, smartphone owners could be more inclined to use them.
PCs, phones, tablets, and TVs could cooperate if Ubuntu's ambitious plan works out.
Mailbox cleverly rethinks Gmail with to-do list features, but you may not be able to use it just yet.
It joins the fray of apps attempting to be the "next Instagram."