Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell is the author of numerous books about technology, including Mac Security Bible and, at last count, 52 titles in the Take Control series (such as Take Control of Your Online Privacy, Take Control of Your Passwords, and Take Control of the Cloud). He runs a website called Joe On Tech, which features books and articles he’s written about improving one’s relationship with technology. Joe is also a contributing editor to TidBITS (the second-longest-running publication on the Internet) and a senior contributor to Macworld, was the winner of a Neal award for excellence in business journalism, and has appeared on the MacTech 25 list (the 25 people voted most influential in the Macintosh community) since 2007.

Before he began writing full-time in 2003, Joe spent nearly eight years managing software development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a master’s degree in Linguistics. Joe lives in San Diego with his wife, their two sons, and their cat. When not writing about things with blinky lights, Joe practices t’ai chi, reads as much as he can, and explores innovative ways to work more chocolate into his diet.


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