Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus is a general news reporter at Digital Trends. She covers any and all tech news, including issues around social media and data privacy.
Allison was previously a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune Media Group covering local news in Chicago’s South Suburbs. She’s also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered the city's tech industry and startup landscape.
Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago’s oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, where she covered politics, education, real estate, retail, and development. 
Living in Chicago, Allison has her own personal wellness blog and loves to travel to national parks. 

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Jeff Bezos’ phone allegedly hacked by Saudi crown prince’s WhatsApp message

Evidence suggests data from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked in 2018 by Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

Another partner backs out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency group

Another partner of Facebook’s Libra has backed out. The British company, Vodafone, announced its departure.

Sensoria Program sends an all-female crew on a mission to ‘Mars’

An all-women crew finished a two-week stint in a Mars habitat simulator as part of the Sensoria Space Program.

Bloomberg thinks other Democrats want to break up big tech ‘just to be nasty’

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg thinks Big Tech has too much power, but it shouldn't be broken up.

Uber responds to gig-economy law by testing driver-led bidding system

Uber drivers in California will be able to set their own fares as part of a new pilot program being tested.

NBC’s Peacock streaming service launches in July with free, $5, and $10 tiers

NBCUniversal said its Peacock streaming service will debut with three pricing tiers, from free to $10