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Matt Mitchell

...inside your phone and computer!
latest bio - https://medium.com/@geminiimatt/whoami-a513e9e4c02f

Matt Mitchell is a hacker, security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who founded & leads CryptoHarlem ( https://twitter.com/cryptoHarlem ), impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt is the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, at Tactical Technology. In his work there Matt leads security training efforts, curricula, and organizational security. Matt trains people as an independent trainer for Global Journalist Security) in digital safety &security. Matt spends his free time training activists in operational and information security. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Currently he is a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation and the Internet Freedom Festival, as well as a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund (https://www.opentech.fund/about/people/advisory-council ).

He was a 2016 Mozilla Foundation / Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow, embedded at Color of Change a civil rights / social justice organization; ( more on the program at Mozilla https://advocacy.mozilla.org/en-US/open-web-fellows/fellows2016 & Ford http://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/announcing-the-2016-ford-mozilla-open-web-fellows/ ). Matt was an Internet Freedom Festival 2016 Fellow (https://internetfreedomfestival.org/internet-freedom-festival-fellowship-program/ ) , a New America 2016 CyberSecurity Initiative Fellow, an Institute For The Future “Future For Good” Fellow ( http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/who-we-are/fellows/ ).

He worked as a data journalist at The New York Times and a developer at CNN, Time Inc, NewsOne/InteractiveOne/TVOne/RadioOne, ,AOL/Huffington Post, & Essence Magazine