MODERATOR: John Markoff, The New York Times
Julia Angwin, ProPublica
Janine Gibson, The Guardian the grugq, operational security analyst
Micah Lee, First Look Media
Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. Her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, was published by Times Books in February 2014.
Janine Gibson is editor-in-chief of the Guardian US, the New York-based newsroom, where she leads a staff of reporters and editors who cover American news for an online, global audience. The U.S. site has won a range of prestigious awards, including AdWeek’s Hottest Newsite, 2013 Online Journalism Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism and Watchdog Journalism.
Micah Lee is a technology analyst working for First Look Media with a focus on operational security, privacy, and cryptography. He is a board member of Freedom of the Press Foundation and the author of Encryption Works. An avid GNU/Linux user, he has been writing code in a variety of languages for a variety of platforms for over a decade. Before First Look he worked as a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
John Markoff is a senior correspondent for the science desk of The New York Times since December 2008. Mr. Markoff, who joined The Times in March 1988, had previously been a reporter for the business section, where he covered Silicon Valley.