Micah Lee

director information security The Intercept

Micah Lee is an author, journalist, security engineer, and software developer.

He is the director of information security at The Intercept, an advisor to the transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets, and a Tor Project core contributor. He used to work as a staff technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation, and he helped co-found Freedom of the Press Foundation. He did opsec for journalists while Edward Snowden was leaking NSA docs to them.

He is the author of Hacks, Leaks, and Revelations: The Art of Analyzing Hacked and Leaked Data, a hands-on book that teaches journalists, researchers, and activists how download, research, analyze, and report on datasets. (No prior experience required.)

At The Intercept, he writes about technical topics, leaked datasets, and the far right.

He develops open source security tools like OnionShare and Dangerzone. You can check out my GitHub activity here.

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