Violet Blue


Ms. Violet Blue (, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.

Ms. Violet Blue is an Advisor for Without My Consent (a legal nonprofit for survivors of online harassment) and an Editor on the Editorial Board for The Porn Studies Journal (Routledge). She is a Member of the Internet Press Guild and a Member of The Center for Investigative Reporting. Ms. Blue is currently under contract for one book with NoStarch Press, and regularly freelances for various outlets including San Francisco online news outlet SF Appeal, Penthouse and Playboy. Ms. Blue's Nokia WindowsPhone is a review model from Microsoft. She is not sponsored by any company, person or entity, or under any exclusive contract.

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Tech PR, and short skirts at SxSW

Tech PR, and short skirts at SxSW

As many of you know, South By SouthWest Interactive is the largest tech conference in America, hosting thousands of attendees to see hundreds of talks, panels and lectures about all aspects of tech and interactive life.All speakers are required to check in at SxSW green rooms and wait for one hour before talks.

March 24, 2011 by in Tech Industry

SXSW 2011: Day To Night

SXSW 2011: Day To Night

SXSW Interactive 2011, the largest technology/Internet conference in the United States, is underway in Austin, Texas. During the day attendees can connect online or in person in the halls, at parties and while attending panels and talks about the convergence of technology with all facets of life.

March 14, 2011 by in Tech Industry