Better late than never.
The actual tenth anniversary date, July 1st, quietly slipped by. I've been busy and preoccupied with life (e.g., family, vacation prep, new freelance assignment). So, hopefully today's post will remedy that oversight.
10 years and one month ago, I started I've Been Mugged. Since then, plenty has happened with identity theft, privacy, data breaches, technology, and surveillance. This blog has been a good tool to organize news, resources, new threats, trends, and observations.
First, I'd like to thank all I've Been Mugged readers. I am grateful for your readership and for the comments you have submitted. We have explored together many interesting topics.
Second, I'd like to thank the bloggers and the consumer advocates I've met online. Without their suggestions and encouragement, The quality of I've Been Mugged posts wouldn't be as high. Some bloggers I'd like to thank by name: Pogo Was Right, Garrett Cobarr, Privacy Divas, the Privacy Crusader, Michael Krigsman, Drew McLelland, and Ronni Bennett (who leads by example far more than she realizes).
Third, it is a time for me to thank my guest authors, including R. Michelle Green. The reporters at ProPublica continue to provide content which is informative, insightful, and often not available anywhere else. Personally, it is hard at times that Bill Seebeck is no longer with us. For decades, Bill's deep experience in banking and public relations was a valuable resource.
And, I especially want to thank my wife, Alison. Without her support and flexibility, I couldn't write I've Been Mugged.
What's next? The rapid, constant pace of technological change provides plenty to blog about: privacy news, the Internet of Things (ioT), threats from hackers and government surveillance. Broadband services continue to evolve, so news about the FCC, net neutrality, and community broadband will continue to be hot topics, too. If it's a controversial issue that has privacy concerns, we'll cover it.
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