Micah Lee

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Micah Lee is The Intercept's Director of Information Security. He is a computer security engineer and an open-source software developer who writes about technical topics, leaked datasets, and the far right. He develops security and privacy tools such as OnionShare, Dangerzone, and Semiphemeral. He's writing a book to teach journalists and researchers how to analyze leaked datasets called Hacks, Leaks, and Revelations, to be released in early 2024.

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.

Send encrypted text messages to Micah Lee to +1-201-357-0796 on Signal or @micahflee on Keybase.

Elon Musk suspended Micah from Twitter for doing journalism, and his account is still locked. Follow Micah on Mastodon instead at @micahflee@infosec.exchange, or on Bluesky at @micahflee.com.