The Complete IdiotA A*s Guide to Internet Privacy and SecurityAuthor Bio Preston Gralla has been hailed as "one of the WebA A*s true editorial pioneers" by USATODAY.comA A*s technology editor, and is the author of over 20 books, including the best-selling How the Internet Works, as well as How Wireless Works, How to Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The Complete IdiotA A*s Guide to Protecting Your Child Online. He has written about the Internet and computer technology for many magazines, newspapers, and Web sites, including USA Today, PC Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, Computerworld, CNet, ZDNet, and PC/Computing, among many others. He has won several writing and editing awards, including one for the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. As a well-known Internet guru, he appears frequently on TV and radio shows such as the ABC World News Now, the CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, and he has done commentary for National Public RadioA A*s All Things Considered. He was the founding managing editor of PC Week, and a founding editor, then editor and editorial director of PC/Computing. Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Lydia, children Gabriel and Mia, a rabbit named Polichinelle, and two gerbils named Dr. Evil and Mini-Me. He also writes the free GrallaA A*s Internet Insider e-mail newsletter. To subscribe to it for free, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words SUBSCRIBE NETINSIDER in the subject line.