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Independent Researcher

Collin Anderson is on the Information Controls Fellowship Program Advisory Council. He is a Washington D.C.-based computer scientist focused on Internet controls and restrictions on communications, including network ownership, disruption of access and regulatory regimes, with an emphasis on countries that limit the free flow of information.

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Author, Journalist, and Activist

Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books.

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Digital Security Consultant

Wojtek Bogusz is a digital information and communication security consultant, providing training and support to human rights activists on how to increase the privacy and freedom of communication in repressive environments. He currently works for the Dublin-based Front Line Defenders, an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org).

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Founder and Lead, Open Research Group, Google

Meredith Whittaker is the founder and lead of Google’s Open Research group, which is dedicated to solving hard problems in collaboration with the open source and academic communities.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Roya Ensafi is on the Information Controls Fellowship Program Advisory Council. Her research focuses on security and privacy, with an emphasis on designing techniques and systems to protect users from hostile networks. She won the 2016 Applied Networking Research Prize from the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) for her research on the Great Firewall of China. While earning her Ph.D.

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Director, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute

Kevin Bankston is the Director at New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute; he also serves on the board of directors of the First Amendment Coalition.

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Software Engineer and Cryptoplumber, Google

Ben Laurie is a software engineer and cryptoplumber. He helped set up the Apache Software Foundation and the OpenSSL project (the most widely used crypto library in the world).

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Independent awesome person

Joana Varon Ferraz is a consultant and independent researcher on Internet Governance and Digital Rights. Previously, Joana was a researcher and project coordinator at the Centre for Technology and Society from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.

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Design Strategist and User Experience Designer

Carrie is a Design Strategist and User Experience Designer whose work generates excitement. She operates a freelance business, providing services in design strategy and user experience. Carrie is the co-founder of Okthanks, a design partnership located in Lubbock, Texas.

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Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine

Kavita Philip is Associate Professor of History with affiliate faculty positions in Anthropology and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She has a M.S. in Physics (University of Iowa) and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (Cornell University), with a specialization in the History of Science in South Asia.

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Technology Projects Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Peter Eckersley is Technology Projects Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He keeps his eyes peeled for technologies that, by accident or design, pose a risk to computer users’ freedoms—and then looks for ways to fix them. He explains gadgets to lawyers, and lawyers to gadgets.

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betaworks / Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Andrew McLaughlin is a partner at betaworks, a technology and media start-up studio based in New York City. He also serves as CEO of Digg and Instapaper. In 2011, Andrew served as executive director of Civic Commons, and a Lecturer at Stanford Law School, teaching “Freedom of Speech in a Digitally Interconnected World”.

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Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Nadia Heninger is an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on security, applied cryptography, and algorithms. She is best known for her work identifying widespread entropy problems in cryptographic keys, and developing the “cold boot” attack against disk encryption systems.

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Digital Security Consultant, Front Line Defenders

Mohammed al-Maskati is a Bahraini human rights activist and digital security consultant working with Front Line Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam

Stefania Milan is on the Information Controls Fellowship Program Advisory Council. She is a researcher, writer and digital rights activist whose work explores the intersection of technology, governance and activism.

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Usable Security & Privacy Lead, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Karen leads the Security Science Cluster and coordinate the Human-Centred Security Research Group. She is interested in the interplay between users and security in the context of societal and industrial use. Karen wants to work towards creating a natural easy yet secure interaction between humans and devices.

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Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. His research includes techniques for privacy-enhanced information storage, anonymous payment systems, and bilinear map-based cryptography. Matthew was formerly a partner in Independent Security Evaluators, a custom security evaluation and design consultancy and I currently consult independently.

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Institute For Disruptive Studies

Moxie Marlinspike has worked as a software engineer, hacker, sailor, captain, and shipwright. Moxie is currently a fellow at the Institute For Disruptive Studies, running a cloud-based password cracking service, and a co-founder of Whisper Systems.

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Research Scientist

Dr. Joseph Ayo Akinyele is a Research Scientist at Zeutro, LLC. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. In 2007, he earned an M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Senior User Experience Specialist, Nielsen Norman Group

Prior to joining Nielsen Norman Group, Susan Farrell was a interaction design engineer for Sun Microsystems, where she conducted usability evaluations and helped design software, information delivery systems and web-application interfaces. At Silicon Graphics, she designed customer self-help applications and the information architecture for the company’s first customer-service web portal.

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Security Engineer at Mozilla

Tom Ritter is a distinguished security engineer and recovering consultant now at Mozilla, working on anti-exploitation, Tor, and other new and evolving security features. Previously, he did all manner of security consulting at NCC Group and iSEC Partners, including managing the Cryptography Services practice and pioneering the production of fully-public audit reports.

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Interaction Designer and User Researcher

Bernard is an independent interaction designer/user researcher. Passionate about mobile. MSc in HCS student @ City University London. Ex-NSNer/Nokian telecoms engineer.

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Chief Strategist, Red Hat

Gunnar Hellekson is the Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group, where he works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government. He is co-chair of Open Source for America and one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010.

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CEO, Development Seed

Ian is a leading innovator in the use of technology to advance democracy and human rights. He has assisted hundreds of civil society organizations, political movements, and government institutions in more than 40 countries to utilize technology for political reform and citizen empowerment. In 2013, he founded the New Rights Group (NRG), a network of technologists hacking for freedom.

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Sr. Director of Infrastructure Security at The Linux Foundation
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Adviser on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Tanya has led the development of Amnesty International’s strategy on technology and human rights for the past three years. In that time she has spearheadeaded several technology projects focused on tools and tech-based strategies for protecting human rights defenders in their work.

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Interim Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Katherine Maher is the Interim Executive Director at the Wikimedia Foundation. Previously, Maher was the director of Strategy and Engagement for Access, worked with the World Bank to launch the Open Development Technology Alliance, acted as Program Officer for Internet Freedom projects at the National Democratic Institute, and was a founding member of the UNICEF Innovation team.

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Law Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michael Geist is on the Information Controls Fellowship Program Advisory Council. He is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.

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Senior Staff Technologist, ACLU

Daniel Kahn Gillmor is a Senior Staff Technologist for ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, focused on the way our technical infrastructure shapes society and impacts civil liberties.

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Founder/CSO at Signal Sciences

Zane Lackey is the Founder/CSO at Signal Sciences and serves on the Advisory Board of the Internet Bug Bounty Program. Prior to Signal Sciences, Zane was the Director of Security Engineering at Etsy and a Senior Security Consultant at iSEC Partners.

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Investor, Social Researcher

Nadia Eghbal explores how we can better support open source infrastructure, highlighting current gaps in funding and knowledge. Her work is supported by the Ford Foundation. Nadia is a former founder and VC based in San Francisco. In a previous life, she worked in nonprofits and impact investing.

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Program Officer at Open Society Human Rights Initiative

Bryan Nunez is a program officer with the Open Society Human Rights Initiative. His work focuses on technology and human rights. A technologist who has spent over 10 years working on technologies for human rights and social change, Nunez was previously a member of the Guardian Project, an open-source mobile-security software organization.

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Senior Staff Security Engineer, Slack

Leigh Honeywell is a Security Engineer at Slack. Prior to Slack, she worked at Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and Symantec. Founder of several hackerspaces, she is currently Chief Security Officer of Double Union, a women’s hackerspace in San Francisco and advisor to several nonprofits and startups.

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Tow Center for Digital Journalism & Columbia Journalism School

Susan McGregor is Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism & Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School, where she helps supervise the dual-degree program in Journalism & Computer Science.

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Executive Director and Co-Founder, the engine room

Alix has over 7 years of experience researching and supporting the use of data and technology for social change. Her background in media studies graduate research focused on how new media played a role in facilitating opposition politics in repressive contexts.

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Founder, Thinkst

Haroon Meer is the founder of Thinkst, an applied research company with a deep focus on information security. Haroon has contributed to several books on information security and

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Program Manager Digital Defenders Partnership, Hivos
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Advocacy and Policy Director, Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Mohamad ​leads and assists in various campaigns throughout the Arab world, mainly around ​​digital rights.

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Technology Director, Access

Gustaf has been gaining professional experience as a technologist and information security specialist since 1994, most recently in the area of surveillance technology. He has worked in many different ICT environments and reckons he has seen just about everything. He has worked for dot com startups, led from the front during the internet boom, and endured the dot com bust.

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Independent Security Advisor

John Adams is an independent security advisor, focusing on information security, user privacy, and secure distributed systems. As one of the earliest engineers at Twitter, he spent the last seven years building Twitter’s Information Security team and ensuring secure operations at scale.

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Founding principal of User Interface Engineering

Jared M. Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering and a co-founder of Center Centre.

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Head of Public Policy, Mozilla

M. Chris Riley is a Senior Policy Engineer at Mozilla, working to advance the open Internet and Web through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S.

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Program Officer, Hivos

Sanne Stevens is a Program Officer for Hivos at the Digital Defenders Partnership. In late 2012, the Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) was established to provide rapid response to threats to internet freedom. The Partnership aims at keeping the internet open and free from emerging threats, specifically in internet repressive and transitional environments.

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University of California at Berkeley

Anthony D. Joseph is Director of Intel Research Berkeley, and a Chancellor’s Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Joseph holds a Ph.D. and S.M. in Computer Science from MIT and a B.S. in EECS from MIT.

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Security Technologist and Author

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books – including his latest best-seller Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive – as well as hundreds of articles and essays, and many more academic papers.

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Researcher

Matt is a security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Previously, he worked as a data journalist for The New York Times and as a developer for CNN, Aol/Huffington Post, and other news organizations.

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Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jillian C. York is Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), where her work focuses on user rights, digital security, and Internet regulation.

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Transparency Report, Google

Matt Braithwaite is the Tech Lead for Google’s Chicago-based Transparency Engineering team.

Previously, he spent four years at CNET Networks, departing as the Director of Systems Development and Research.

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Associate Director, Center for Information Security Research and Education

Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is on the Information Controls Fellowship Program Advisory Council. He is an assistant professor of computer and information systems and associate director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education. He holds additional appointments in Rice University’s Department of Computer Science and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

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Ford Foundation

Michael Brennan works as at SecondMuse as a technologist and organizer for the global social impact technology projects Random Hacks of Kindness and The International Space Apps Challenge, among others. Previously, Michael worked as a technologist for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.