Micah Lee is First Look Media’s Director of Information Security. He is a computer security engineer and an open-source software developer who writes about technical topics like digital and operational security, encryption tools, whistleblowing, and hacking using language that everyone can understand without dumbing it down. He develops security and privacy tools such as OnionShare, Dangerzone, and semiphemeral.
Before joining The Intercept, he worked as a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he explained how technologies work to journalists and lawyers, and worked to encrypt the web. He is a founder and board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a member of the Distributed Denial of Secrets advisory board, and a Tor Project core contributor.
Inside Gab, the Online Safe Space for Far-Right Extremists
The hacked data from Gab contains 65 gigabytes of data, including 4 million Gab accounts, 31,000 groups, and 39 million posts.
Donald Trump’s Gab Account Uses an Email Address Belonging to the Extremist Platform’s CEO
When I got my hands on the Gab data, the first thing I did was look up Trump’s account.
Russian Hackers Have Been Inside Austin City Network for Months
Russia appears to have used Austin’s network as infrastructure to stage additional cyberattacks.
Crumbling Case Against Assange Shows Weakness of “Hacking” Charges Related to Whistleblowing
The entire computer crime case against Assange is based on a brief discussion, between a publisher and source, about cracking a password — but the cracking never actually happened.