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Inside the Mind of Rob Pegoraro: Security and Privacy Take a Leading Role in Tech News

“The one key takeaway I’m looking to deliver in my articles is ‘should you care?’ Is this actually of meaning beyond the hype and/or buzz behind it? Is this worth your money, time, privacy or whatever the currency in which you are paying for it?”’ – Rob Pegoraro

“The one key takeaway I’m looking to deliver in my articles is ‘should you care?’ Is this actually of meaning beyond the hype and/or buzz behind it? Is this worth your money, time, privacy or whatever the currency in which you are paying for it?”’ – Rob Pegoraro

This week’s podcast features Rob Pegoraro, a tech journalist freelancing for a variety of publications including Yahoo! Finance and USA Today. Pegoraro is widely considered one of the top consumer tech media influencers, and joins this week’s episode to discuss why he made the choice to freelance, the areas and topics that are currently grabbing his interest, as well as the unforgettable experience of witnessing the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket.

Here is a small glimpse into our conversation:

  • Today’s hot talking point is privacy and security. Beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) news cycle, Pegoraro believes that the past five years have been a case of us realizing how much we hadn’t considered before. Pegoraro recalls reviewing Windows XP for The Washington Post back in 2001 and explicitly remembers the word security notably missing from his write-up.
  • In case you hadn’t realized this already, online advertising is a real mess! Pegoraro shares his concerns with online advertising and the existence of many bad actors within the ecosystem having the ability to hijack browsers, as well as the business model problems companies need to consider.
  • As for the company catching Pegoraro’s attention these days? DuckDuckGo, which is trying to make privacy part of its business model with its no-user tracking mantra, taking on one of the largest companies in the world.

To hear more of Pegoraro’s opinions and perspectives on leading issues in the tech industry, listen to the full interview at: https://soundcloud.com/user-647017583-68492554/inside-the-media-minds-ep-7-rob-pegoraroyahoo-financeusa-today

Tweet us your comments on the episode or send us the burning questions you want us to ask at @MediaMindsShow!

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