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Electronic Frontier Foundation Media Release
For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Media Relations Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Renowned Security Expert Bruce Schneier Joins EFF Board of
Author and Critic Deepens EFF's Security Expertise as NSA
San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is
honored to announce the newest member of its Board of
Directors: renowned security expert Bruce Schneier.
Schneier is widely acclaimed for his criticism and
commentary on everything from network security to national
security. His insight is particularly important as we
learn more and more about the unconstitutional surveillance
programs from the National Security Agency and the depth
and breadth of data the NSA is collecting on the public.
"EFF is one of the leading organizations fighting the
government's unconstitutional spying, marshaling legal and
technological expertise to battle surveillance in the
courtroom and in Congress," said Schneier. "I'm excited to
work together with the board and the staff as we learn more
about this spying and how we can shut it down."
Schneier's first bestseller, "Applied Cryptography," was
described by Wired as "the book the National Security
Agency wanted never to be published." He's written a
number of other influential books – including "Secrets and
Lies" and "Liars and Outliers" – which, along with his
monthly newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his "Schneier on
Security" blog, have reached hundreds of thousands of
people with candid and lucid analysis of security issues.
Schneier has also testified to Congress about the
long-range security threat of unchecked presidential power.
"Bruce is one of America's premiere technologists – the
person both experts and the general public turn to when
they need answers to tough security questions," said EFF
Executive Director Shari Steele. "We are very proud to
have him join our Board of Directors to help EFF meet the
challenges of the years ahead."
In addition to Schneier, EFF's Board of Directors includes
John Perry Barlow, Brian Behlendorf, John Buckman, Lorrie
Cranor, David Farber, John Gilmore, Brewster Kahle, Pam
Samuelson, Brad Templeton, and Jonathan Zittrain.
For this release:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading
organization protecting civil liberties in the digital
world. Founded in 1990, we defend free speech online, fight
illegal surveillance, promote the rights of digital
innovators, and work to ensure that the rights and freedoms
we enjoy are enhanced, rather than eroded, as our use of
technology grows. EFF is a member-supported organization.
Find out more at https://www.eff.org.
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