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Grant Robertson


Grant Robertson is a software engineer and product manager, but he started his career at the Daily Dot as a senior editor focused on data-driven journalism. He previously served as an editor for Download Squad and AOL's Digital Music Weblog.

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Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg speak at the HOPE X conference

"Technology empowers dissent." 

On Jul 20, 2014 by Grant Robertson

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Quickmeme banned from Reddit for alleged vote manipulation

News of the ban broke on Reddit in the form of a Scumbag Steve meme.

On Jun 23, 2013 by Grant Robertson

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Our words in a picture: It’s all about you

If you haven't read all our lofty words, you can at least get a pictorial representation of what we've said over the year.

On Dec 30, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Data Point: The six worst data leaks of 2011

From Sony to the New York Yankees, these high profile data blunders had security analysts reaching for Mylanta. 

On Dec 21, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Data Point: …And they will know us by the trail of data

Rolling out the welcome mat for the new overlords of data logging with a little TMI. 

On Dec 8, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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On the Dot: Anonymous dominates the news

The hacker collective came up again and again this week—in part because of its nasty habit of infighting.

On Nov 18, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Data Point: Our data, ourselves

In a new column, Data Point, The Daily Dot's editor-hacker considers the meaning of the trails of data we leave behind online.

On Nov 16, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Covering all the peoples of the Internet

We painted a picture of our Internet. We liked what we saw. We hope you do too.  

On Nov 11, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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NBC confirms one Herman Cain accuser received settlement

It didn't take Twitter long to react news that Hermain Cain reportedly paid off an accuser.

On Oct 31, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Occupy Wall Street marches break out in New York City and Oakland

Details are scarce as protesters from Occupy Wall Street move north through the city of Manhattan and #OWS protestors declare, "We have Bleeker [St]."

On Oct 27, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Occupy Wall Street debuts on Broadway

Empowered by the cancellation of a planned eviction from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are marching on Broadway. 

On Oct 14, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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A personal remembrance of Steve Jobs

Daily Dot editor Grant Robertson and others pay respect to Steve Jobs at the 5th Avenue Apple store.  

On Oct 6, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Wordcloud: How we talked about the quake

An earthquake on the East Coast set Twitter into a frenzy of reaction. We aimed the Daily Dot's wordcloud camera at the mayhem and captured this picture of your reactions to the event.

On Aug 23, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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A guide to the riots in London—and online

As the riots in the UK spread to other cities beyond London, the Daily Dot takes a look at how they spread—and how online communities reacted.

On Aug 10, 2011 by Grant Robertson

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Happy Wi-Fi day — It will be your last

Dear wireless internet, today we celebrate you and all you do. But never again.

On Aug 2, 2011 by Grant Robertson