Michael Farrell is the editor of Passcode, a newly launched section from The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to covering the intersection of technology, security, and privacy. Farrell is based in Boston where he oversees a team of writers around the country and abroad who cover cybersecurity, hackers and hacktivists, online threats, network vulnerabilities, Internet espionage, and surveillance in the digital age.
Previously, Farrell was a business reporter at The Boston Globe where he wrote about Web startups and big software companies in New England. He also tracked the myriad ways technology is changing how we all live and work. He has served as the Monitor's San Francisco bureau chief and its Middle East editor. His datelines have ranged from Riyadh to Phnom Penh to Dinwiddie, Va.