Josh Quittner

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Feb. 12, 1957

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Josh Quittner (born February 12, 1957) is an American journalist. Quittner is CEO of Decrypt Media, a leading independent publication covering the world of Web 3.0, cryptocurrency, NFTs and more.Born in Manhattan, Quittner grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is married to Michelle Slatalla and has three daughters, including Ella Quittner, who is also a journalist and screenwriter. He has co-authored five books with his wife, including Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace (Harper-Collins, 1995) about the New York-based hacker group Masters of Deception, Speeding the Net: The Inside Story of Netscape and How it Challenged Microsoft (1998), Mother's Day (1993), Flame War: A Cyberthriller (1998), and Shoofly Pie to Die (1992). Quittner spent the first twelve years of his career as a newspaper reporter. He was a crime reporter and a general assignment writer before he started to write about technology from the consumer side at Newsday in 1992. Quittner then freelanced for Wired Magazine and was the original domain-name holder of, which he registered for an early Wired piece on domain-name squatting. Quittner also freelanced for the webzine HotWired, which …

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