Information Controls Fellow

Josh is working with the University of Washington to examine on-device information controls.

His fellowship aims to examine information controls in modern phones in information-restricted countries where it concerns the privacy, access, and security of users in relation to the hardware/firmware (system design) of popular devices. If device manufacturers are capable of and decide to implement restrictions or monitoring of information using hardware-backed methods, such information controls would be nearly impossible to overcome on a per-device basis–these controls could bypass any application or networking-based tool available today.

Josh believes it is imperative that the internet freedom community become aware of and familiar with the ongoing status of what is possible and what is currently happening with on-device information controls.