Peter Wayner

Contributing Editor

Peter Wayner is contributing editor at InfoWorld and the author of more than 16 books on diverse topics, including open source software ("Free for All"), autonomous cars ("Future Ride"), privacy-enhanced computation ("Translucent Databases"), digital transactions ("Digital Cash"), and steganography ("Disappearing Cryptography"). His work regularly appears in InfoWorld, and he consults on software projects big and small. The second edition of his book on robot cars, "Future Ride," is out now. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

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