Anthony De Rosa

Who is Anonymous?

By Anthony De Rosa
September 7, 2011

Hacker collective Anonymous has been involved in some of the highest profile hacks in the last couple of years. I talked to Cole Stryker who recently wrote a book about the group.

Kevin Mitnick shows how to hack like a former News of the World journalist

By Anthony De Rosa
August 29, 2011

World renowned hacker Kevin Mitnick hacks my voicemail to demonstrate how phone hacking may have been performed by the News of the World.

Social chaos deciphered through social media

By Anthony De Rosa
August 29, 2011

I use a variety of social tools to monitor, verify and report news. In this video I demonstrate a few of the ones I use most often: Tweetdeck, Storyful, Storify and ScribbleLive.

John Abell on the future of Apple without Steve Jobs

By Anthony De Rosa
August 29, 2011

I spoke with John Abell, New York Bureau Chief for Wired Magazine, about how Apple might turn out over the next few years without Steve Jobs at the helm. John tells us what we might expect and how Apple is a much different company than the one Jobs returned to after his brief exile.

Kevin Mitnick on being the world’s most infamous hacker

By Anthony De Rosa
August 29, 2011

I had a chance to meet and interview Kevin Mitnick, who at one time was the most wanted hacker in the world. Today he’s one of the most sought after security experts, helping others to understand how hackers break into computer networks.

Getting it right is platform agnostic

By Anthony De Rosa
July 29, 2011

Yesterday, in the rush to be first, what appeared to be a legitimate breaking news story from a reliable source spread like wildfire in the Twitter-verse, only to have it turn out to be completely false. I happened to be one of the people who saw Jon Snow of London’s Channel 4 inaccurate tweet, ““Piers Morgan suspended by CNN over phone hacking…the rise and rise, and fall and rise, and fall of Piers Morgan!”

Is Google+ a Facebook killer or another Google Wave?

By Anthony De Rosa
June 30, 2011

Google has had a series of embarrassing flops when it comes to new products. Google Wave was too complicated and didn’t solve a problem anyone had. Google Buzz never caught on with enough people to become useful. Now, they’ve set their sights directly on Facebook with Google+ and after spending a little less than a day with it, I have to admit I am intrigued.

An interview with New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller

By Anthony De Rosa
June 22, 2011

Editor’s note: This article spurred quite a bit of discussion on Twitter. If you’d like to join the conversation, use the hashtag #smnets. Carl V. Lewis storified some of the discussion that took place.

“Page One” film breathes life into The New York Times

By Anthony De Rosa
June 14, 2011

On the surface, the story of a newspaper company during an age of digital revolution does not seem like the best candidate for a gripping drama. In the hands of Andrew Rossi and through the eyes of David Carr, Brian Stelter, Bruce Headlam, and Tim Arango there lies something akin to The Social Network for the news business, a movie uniquely capturing this moment in time.