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 former 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.
Liberty Counsel’s Donor Records and Pro-Trump Election Messaging Exposed in Data Breach
Thanks to its tax status, the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group has largely avoided public scrutiny.
Donald Trump Has His Own History With the Espionage Act
The Trump administration used the controversial law to target media outlets and sources who provided important information to the public.
Russia Is Losing a War Against Hackers Stealing Huge Amounts of Data
Dozens of Russian companies and government agencies have been hacked in apparent retribution for the invasion of Ukraine.
Leaked Chats Show Russian Ransomware Gang Discussing Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine
Chat logs reveal that members of the Conti ransomware gang repeated Putin’s lies about Ukraine — and bemoaned their inability to buy Apple products.