National reporter covering technology Education: Connecticut College
Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Connecticut College. Since joining The Post in 1998, he has been a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent and has co-authored a book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.” He contributed to The Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the National Security Agency.
A leading mortgage settlement and title insurance company, First American Financial Corporation, left hundreds of millions of customer records accessible on the web, including personal information such as Social Security numbers, according to a report on a security blog Friday.
Video games popular among kids would be prohibited from offering "loot boxes," or randomized assortments of digital weapons, clothing and other items that can be purchased for a fee, under new federal legislation previewed by Republican Sen. Josh Hawley.
The Sri Lankan government’s decision to shutter access to social-media sites after Sunday’s deadly bombings may mark a turning point in how countries around the world perceive Silicon Valley -- and their willingness act to stop the spread of falsehoods online.
Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.