Sam Costello

Sam Costello

Sam Costello has been writing about technology since 2000. Prior to Lifewire, he published articles with, PC World, InfoWorld, and Computerworld, among others. For those magazines and websites, he covered digital copyright, the rise and fall of Napster, mobile devices, and computer and network security.

He has written about apps, streaming media, and eBooks for the Que Publishing website, as well as other topics—including film and graphic novels—for a number of websites and magazines.

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  • U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service
  • Published articles with, PC World, InfoWorld, Computerworld, NetworkWorld, and their affiliates on five continents
  • Writer for Samsung's MyGuide website (now defunct), a consumer guide to technology
  • Guest on CNNfn and BBC TV discussing computer security and Microsoft


BA in Media Studies from Ithaca College

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