Hi, Friends.

The author, age 3, in styling duds with his mother.  

I’m Glenn Fleishman, a Seattle-based technology journalist, and two-time winner on Jeopardy! I'm a freelance writer and editor. At Macworld, I write the Mac 911 user-help column and a column on privacy and security for Macworld called Private I. I'm also the weekly co-host of the Macworld podcast. .

In the last few years, I've contributed to the Economist, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Boing Boing, TidBITS, Six Colors, and others.

My wife and I have two sons, and we live in Seattle. I do sleep. I live as @glennf on Twitter. I also run isbn.nu, a book price shopping service. I appear on a lot of podcasts, especially on The Incomparable, a flagship show and network of geek-adjacent programs.

From late 2012 to late 2014, I was the editor of (and since May 2013, the owner of) The Magazine, a digital magazine for curious people with a technical bent. I hosted The New Disruptors, a podcast in which I interviewed makers and connectors about how creative people — artists, writers, designers, and beyond — can directly reach their audience. From 2000 to 2013, I wrote a column every two or four weeks for The Seattle Times about Apple stuff. For a decade, I wrote nearly daily at my own wireless data site, Wi-Fi Networking News. From about 2004 to 2013, I built and developed the back-end content-management system and subscription system for TidBITS. I published quite a bit at Ars Technica at times.

Between 1998 and the late 20-oughties, I wrote at various times extensively for the New York Times, Wired, Popular Science, and Business 2.0. I have written something like 20 books, many of them in the Take Control ebook series produced by TidBITS Publishing, and all the rest by Peachpit Press.