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Thomas Germain

Technology Writer
Expertise: Tech & Privacy

Thomas Germain is a technology writer with a focus on privacy, public policy, and design. His reporting on privacy practices at companies big and small has sparked significant marketplace change and uncovered techniques consumers can use to take control of the products and services they use every day. Thomas's investigative work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission and news outlets including ABC News, CNBC, Fox News, NBC's "Today," and the New York Times. At Consumer Reports, he has also led workshops on privacy and security for consumers and on digital reporting techniques for journalists at the Columbia Journalism School. Thomas has a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Columbia University.

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