Dan Ackerman

Section Editor
CNET

New York native Dan Ackerman is a former radio DJ turned journalist, with 20 years of experience writing about technology, social media, music and interactive entertainment.

As an editor at leading technology news publication CNET, he covers hot-button consumer tech topics, from virtual reality to cybersecurity. He co-hosts the new CNET Book Club podcast, highlighting the best fiction and nonfiction books about technology and futurism, and appears regularly as the in-house tech expert on CBS This Morning.

Dan's 2016 non-fiction book The Tetris Effect (PublicAffairs/Hachette), exposed the secret Cold War history of the most important software technology ever stolen from the Soviet Union.

He lives in Brooklyn with his family and a large collection of vinyl records.

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