Morgan Marquis-Boire Talks Tech Tough in California

New Zealand-born security researcher, hacker and journalist Morgan Marquis-Boire recently spoke on digital authoritarianism at an Ars Technica Live event in Oakland, California, “telling us,” according to the Ars Technica Facebook pages, “what we should and shouldn’t be worried about online, and how to protect ourselves.”

Marquis-Boire is the director of security for First Look Media and a contributing writer for The Intercept. Prior to this, he worked at Google. Marquis-Boire is a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, focusing on state-sponsored hacking and the global surveillance industry.

He currently serves as a special advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and as an advisor to the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Amnesty International.

Filmed before a live audience, each episode of Ars Technica Live is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts and an invited guest. The audience, drawn from Ars Technica’s readers, is also invited to join the conversation and ask questions.

Original article by Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, November 9, 2016.

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