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Derek B. Johnson

Senior Reporter, threat intelligence and innovation, SC Media
Derek is a senior reporter covering cybersecurity tech innovation and threat intelligence. He spent three years covering the federal government, data breaches, intelligence agencies, APTs and election security for Federal Computer Week. Prior to that, he worked as an independent freelance technology journalist and a tech contracting analyst for Deltek. Derek has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Hofstra University and a master's degree in public policy from George Mason University.

Most recent articles by Derek B. Johnson

Rhythm in the algorithm: digital rights groups call on Spotify to abandon voice recognition invention

Activists launched a campaign to pressure Spotify to abandon plans for an AI-powered system that listens to your conversations in order to recommend music choices. The controversy spotlights a challenge faced by some of the most tech savvy companies: how to walk the line between innovation that serves the innate desires of consumers, and violation of their rights for information security and privacy.

Palo Alto Networks latest security giant accused of patent infringement

Centripetal claims Palo Alto executives used a series of meetings and technical demonstrations to gain insight into the company’s network security innovations, before incorporating them into a wide range of Palo Alto products. The situation highlights the potential risks for both parties if early stage partnership discussions are not handled with care.

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