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Elijah Sparrow

Elijah Sparrow has been an anti-surveillance activist since 2000. He is currently the director of technology for the LEAP Encryption Access Project, a non-profit dedicated to protecting journalists and human rights activists from repressive censorship and surveillance. He has a MA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, with a focus on surveillance, and has been programming professionally for 20 years.


Aerial shot of Silicon Valley and the Bay.

How Silicon Valley Learned to Love Surveillance

Since the dot-com crash, data collection and analysis have become the core DNA of most internet companies.