The first and most challenging decision in my new gig is picking a successor to take the reins here. Threat Level has been my home for a long time. This is Wired.com’s oldest news blog – we now have over 10 — and I’ve had the privilege of working with top-flight peers to bring you award-winning coverage of privacy, crime and cybersecurity.
Fortunately, I found the answer sitting at the desk opposite mine, yakking on the phone with some corporate mucky muck at a dot-com somewhere. Reporter Ryan Singel (that’s his picture) co-founded Threat Level with me in 2006, and led Wired.com’s coverage of post-9/11 electronic privacy issues before jumping to the business beat at Epicenter. Starting today, he’s back, now as editor, and ready to resume scaring peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty (Remember that?).