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I am one of WIRED Italy's 50 people of 2014.

At 27, I'm before Matthew McConaughey, Taylor Swift, and Stephen Hawking, but after Jennifer Lawrence and Laverne Cox.
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  Nella nostra top 50 delle personalità dell'anno c'è un po' di tutto, dai protagonisti del mondo della ricerca medico-scientifica e dell'esplorazione spaziale fino agli hacker e agli attivisti che hanno scelto di combattere per difendere i diritti civili in Rete. Per la maggior parte si tratta di singole persone di cui molto si è discusso nel corso del 2014, ma non mancano gruppi di lavoro, uomini di cui non conosciamo nemmeno l'identità e...
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That's great! :)
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I am (somewhat inexplicably) rocking the French fashion-magazine world. 

Yesterday, I was in Marie Claire (www.marieclaire.fr/,regarder-des-videos-de-chats-serait-dangereux,720951.asp). Today, I'm in Glamour Magazine! 

I... I am confused. 
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Il est souvent difficile de résister à la tentation de cliquer sur une vidéo de "lolcat". Et pourtant, une étude démontre qu’en visionner pourrait attirer les hackers et exposer de ce fait vos données personnelles.
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Hey - the report was good work.  Besides - the public demands a heroic figure image that they can invoke to fend off the fear of a faceless espionage threat. ;)
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Sex, Drugs, and Human Rights.

For the last couple of years, as an adjunct to my day jobs, I've worked as a researcher for the Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto. This is a think-tank at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights.

Last night, Ars Technica published this epic, sprawling profile of the 'Lab which tells the story of its inception in 2001 to the present day.

Yes, that's right, Citizen Lab was doing this whole 'hacktivism' thang before it was cool.
Globe-spanning white hat network hacked for the Dalai Lama, inspired arms legislation.
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they put “admirable” in quotes. trololol.

#stillbigontheinternet  
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Earlier this week, I released a report on Police cell phone surveillance with my colleagues at the Citizen Lab (https://citizenlab.org/2014/06/backdoor-hacking-teams-tradecraft-android-implant/). 

In addition to referencing Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys, the report seems to have generated a reasonable amount of buzz.

I thought the piece in Wired was particularly well done:
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/remote-control-system-phone-surveillance/

Also worth a glance:

Associated Press: 
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/eyes-you-experts-reveal-police-hacking-methods-0
Ars Technica:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/how-governments-devise-custom-implants-to-bug-smartphones/
VICE:
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/police-grade-mobile-spyware-is-spreading-through-saudi-arabia-and-beyond
International Business Times:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hacking-team-tools-allow-governments-take-full-control-your-smartphone-1453987
Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool to surreptitiously record and steal data from mobile phones. The modules, made by the Italian company Hacking Team, were uncovered by researchers working independently…
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The Deputy Prime Minister of Germany is proposing restrictions on the export of German-made surveillance technology.

I spoke to Germany's largest daily news paper about my research into the abuses of this technology during the Arab Spring and beyond. 
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Wenn dubiose Regimes Bürger überwachen, nutzen sie oft deutsche Spähsoftware. Sigmar Gabriel will den Export stoppen - eine radikale Wende.
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Easily one of the worst kinds of pot.
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A few days ago, I spoke at +re:publica, a technology and culture conference in Berlin which attracted 6,000 attendees. It was one of the best conferences I'd attended in a long time. There was live music, an impressive and diverse array of speakers (with even gender split), unique participatory activities (I made a DIY faraday pouch!), great food, and a fantastic audience of interesting people.

I was pleased to be mentioned in the conference's press coverage, especially since I was paraphrasing The Cure at the time.
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Today, at The Intercept, I published an article on spy software linked to US and British intelligence agencies. 

Shortly afterwards a Dutch MEP tweeted that it had been discussed in European Parliament.(https://twitter.com/MarietjeSchaake/status/536977244410097667)
Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept. Regin was found on infected internal computer systems and email servers at Belgacom, a partly>>
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"Someone finally discussed me at parliament... Without adding 'you're making a scene.'"
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My last couple of months work is on the front page of the Washington Post today and it reads like a spy novel.

I've been investigating the involvement of a US Department of Defense contractor in prototyping a surveillance technology implicated in human rights abuses around the world.

I'm glad it's out. 
U.S. firm’s work helped develop “network injection appliances” that are sold to foreign security services.
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Whoa... and people say dream jobs dont exist! You found one...
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There's a fantastic mis-spelling / mis-quote in this interview I did for the International Business Times:

"I think that there's a greater standard of transparency that [police forces] need to be beholden to, to the pubic. We don't actually expect spies to be transparent with us but the police aren't spies."

See, I think I've always wanted to say that police should be beholden to the body pubic.
With sophisticated spying tools at their disposal, police forces around the world are watching you all
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That's a bit below the belt, isn't it? 
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In which I speak to the Guardian about the so-called 'digital arms' race and the escalating use of surveillance software against citizens.

'Human rights activists aren’t impressed. “What is worrying is that much of this offensive digital capability is being sold as lawful intercept software in countries where rule of law is not robust,” says Citizen Lab researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire'
With surveillance-security software on the rise, the fight against the use of espionage malware on citizens is gathering steam
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You can't hug with digital arms.
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The video of my re:publica talk -- "Fear and Loathing on the Internet" -- in which I wear a suit, show slides of my little pony drones, pictures of cats, and talk about the Internet's 'Bat Country' and 'double bagging', is now online.

(FWIW, this is a cut above the usual production values for talks I've given. They had multiple cameras, this is actually edited... it almost makes up for the amount of times I say 'um'.)
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You look hungover. ;-)
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The first zero day for Windows XP that Microsoft won't fix. And so it begins...
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Same as it ever was.
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