Ryan Singel

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Ryan Singel is a San Francisco-based blogger and journalist covering tech business, tech policy, civil liberty and privacy issues. His work has appeared extensively in Wired.com, and Singel co-founded the Threat Level blog with journalist and convicted hacker Kevin Lee Poulsen. As of 2008, he began covering tech business news for "Wired.com"'s Epicenter blog.

Singel has covered issues of government monitoring, and has been a chronicler of AT&T's alleged involvement in the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy. Involvement by Wired News in the case has been criticized by federal authorities.[1][2]

Singel also founded a copy editing company called The Universal Desk in 2009.

Singel said November 2, 2012 is his last day on the job at Wired. He is leaving Wired to run the startup called Contextly.[3]


  1. ^ Singel, Ryan (June 13, 2006). "AT&T: Wired News Is a 'Scofflaw'". Wired News. CondéNet. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  2. ^ NOW (February 16, 2007). "Breaking the Story". Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). JumpStart Productions. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  3. ^ "Editor Ryan Singel Departs Wired To Launch Publishing Tools Startup Contextly". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 2, 2012.

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