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Josh Meyer

Josh Meyer has written about national security issues for more than 20 years and won numerous awards as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He is also the co-author of the recent book, ``The Hunt For KSM: Inside The Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,'' which was named one of the best books of 2012 by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews. He works in Washington, DC, where he is the director of education and outreach for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative, which aims to find better ways to tell national journalism stories across all media platforms using new technologies.

Here’s Some Unsettling Advice From the Former Top US Cyberspook About Protecting Humanity

Retired Air Force General Michael V. Hayden shares his cyber wisdom.

Digital Government

How the US Government Uses Information From Spying on Foreign Companies

US officials insist they don't use the information gleaned from industrial espionage to help US corporations.


One Big Threat to Cybersecurity: IT Geeks Can’t Talk to Management

A new report helps explain why IT employees and their corporate bosses don’t see eye to eye about hacking and other threats.

Digital Government

How Israel Became the Worldwide Leader in Drones

Israel's market dominance is creating some geopolitical complications.


How Mobile Payments Might Be the Global Money-Laundering Machine Criminals Have Dreamed About

Millions of people now use their mobile phones to do their banking, especially in the developing world.


The Worst Possible Cybersecurity Breaches Could Be Far Worse Than You Imagined

How much damage could a group of well-trained hackers do, economic and otherwise, if they really wanted to?