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Allen St. John
Senior Editor, Privacy
Expertise: Tech & Privacy

Allen St. John covers digital privacy for Consumer Reports, writing breaking news and investigative pieces about Big Tech, as well as covering the smart speaker category for the Electronics group. Before joining CR in 2016, he was a regular contributor to publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, Salon, Rolling Stone, and Road & Track. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written a shelf-full of books, including "Clapton's Guitar," "The Billion Dollar Game," and "Newton's Football," with materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez. He is a graduate of The University of Chicago.