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Name  Bob Sullivan

Role  Journalist
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Bob Sullivan (born 1968 in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) is an award winning American online journalist, author and one of the founding members of Sullivan is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers entitled Stop Getting Ripped Off and Gotcha Capitalism. Sullivan is an independent journalist at and an author. Formerly, he was senior writer, technology correspondent and author of the popular blog, The Red Tape Chronicles, at, where he focused on technology crime and consumer fraud. He also regularly appears on air on MSNBC, CNBC's On the Money, NBC Nightly News, the Today show, and various local NBC affiliates.


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Sullivan received his B.A. in history and mathematics from Fairfield University in 1990, where he was class valedictorian. He received an M.A. in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1996.


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Sullivan has been reporting on computer crime, electronic financial fraud, privacy, and the Internet Underground and has written more than 100 articles on the subjects since 1996.

Sullivan was the first to report to Americans that the FBI had developed a computer program, called Magic Lantern, designed to obtain public encryption keys on November 20, 2001. He was also the first to describe the data theft at ChoicePoint, the first of what would become an avalanche of stories about stolen and lost personal information on February 18, 2005.

Sullivan is the recipient of several journalism awards. In 2002, Sullivan won the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award for his series of articles on online fraud. In 2003, he received the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab CyberSecurity Journalism Award for his online cybersecurity reporting. More recently, in 2016, Sullivan accepted the Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award from the Consumer Federation of America in recognition of his two decades writing and speaking "critically about anti-consumer practices both through major news outlets and a series of books."

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