Laura writes about cybersecurity and privacy. She joined CNET News from the San Francisco Daily Journal, where she covered securities fraud, corporate misdeeds, shrinking unions and people who sue their bosses. She's also written for the Los Angeles Times, Politico and the East Bay Express, among others. Laura is a native of Tacoma, Wash. and holds degrees from Saint Mary's College of California and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. She's based in San Francisco.