Craig Timberg
Reporter

Craig Timberg is the Post’s National Technology Reporter. He grew up in suburban Maryland and went to Connecticut College, studying philosophy and history while writing for various college publications. After graduating in 1992, he worked for The Valley News and Concord Monitor, both in New Hampshire, before joining The Baltimore Sun in 1996 and the Post in 1998. He spent three years in Richmond covering Virginia politics and two years in D.C., covering the mayor and city council, before joining the Foreign Staff in 2004. After a stint as Johannesburg Bureau Chief, he became education editor in 2009 and deputy national security editor in 2011. His book on the AIDS epidemic, Tinderbox,came out in March 2012. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and three children.

Latest by Craig Timberg

So my cell phone can be tracked anywhere. What can I do to make it stop?

So my cell phone can be tracked anywhere. What can I do to make it stop?

Only wireless carriers can turn off the tap of surveillance data available about their customers.

For sale: Ability to secretly track cellphone users’ moves

For sale: Ability to secretly track cellphone users’ moves

FCC says it will look into possible misuse of technology that collects location data from carrier databases.

Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone

Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone

The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, and perhaps the most surprising revelation is about something the company is unable to do.

Feds to study illegal use of spy gear

Feds to study illegal use of spy gear

The FCC is investigating reported misuse of spy gear that allows police and criminals to listen to your phone calls.