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Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (161 Posts)

Michelle Quinn is a Business Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. Prior to her current role, she was the Silicon Valley correspondent at Politico covering tech policy and politics. She has also covered the tech industry at the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She was a blogger for the New York Times.


Can police take your fingerprint to unlock your cellphone?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that police must secure a warrant to search an arrestee's cellphone, as I wrote in a column. But is a criminal defendant's cellphone pass code protected? In an intriguing Virginia case, a Read More →

Russians behind White House hack, report says

If you can't go over the White House wall or through its front door, how about breaking into its computer networks? That appears to be what happened in recent weeks. Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were behind an Read More →

Study: Majority of $1 billion tech companies in past decade outside of Silicon Valley

Maybe the world is finally flat, with innovation and growth flourishing anywhere. In this vision, Silicon Valley doesn't have any special sauce that brews companies that reach a $1 billion valuation.

Hmm.

According to a new Read More →

Uber drivers protesting in some cities

Can't get an Uber today? Your driver may be busy protesting. On Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST, drivers are expected to protest outside Uber offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco, Business Insider reports. Read More →

Monica Lewinsky, the Internet’s ‘Patient Zero,’ takes on cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky has found a cause to fight for, as she puts it, "to give purpose" to the last 16 years of her life: Cyberbullying. In a rare public speech this week, Lewinsky linked her 1998 experience with humiliation over her Read More →

Sean Parker’s novel restitution – a statewide beach access mobile app

Sean Parker, investor and Napster co-founder, is working on a California public access mobile app as part of his settlement last year with the state Coastal Commission over his wedding at Big Sur. The app, which isn't yet complete, would help Read More →

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