Thursday, 24 November 2016

Security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire explains “data contraception”

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For the eighth episode of Ars Technica Live, we're joined by security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire. Ars security editor Dan Goodin and I talked to Marquis-Boire about his experiences working in computer security, from his origins running an anonymous remailer in New Zealand, to his current gig protecting journalists at First Look Media.

Marquis-Boire is slightly unusual among infosec researchers because his background is in political science. He got interested in hacking because he discovered open source software and loved the idea. As a college student he was part of a hacker group in New Zealand and was lucky enough to get a full time job doing similar things after he graduated. His work has taken him from smaller projects to Google and now to doing research on state-sponsored surveillance and hacking with organizations like Electronic Frontier Foundation and First Look Media.

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