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Bob & Alia

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and a New York Times bestselling author. He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award. He worked for News for nearly 20 years, much of them creating and writing The Red Tape Chronicles. Now an independent journalist, he is still a contributor on and, and continues to appear on NBC TV programs as a consumer and technology expert. See his work at



Alia Tavakolian is in charge of content at Spoke Media. She's also the producer of Breach, and now... a potential Yahoo hacking victim. Before becoming a podcast producer and subsequently having her information compromised, Alia was producing theater in unlikely places (bars). She kinda wants to be a cybersecurity professional now... Seems like the next logical career progression.

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