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Ed Felten

AKA Edward William Felten

Born: 25-Mar-1963
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Computer Programmer, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Broke SDMI

Respected authority on computer security and technology at Princeton. Expert witness for the Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case. Has reported on gaping security flaws in virtually all commonly-used electronic voting machines. Led the team that "broke" the Secure Digital Music Initiative, digital audio watermark technologies intended to restrict music copying, then sued to challenge the music industry's attempts to silence reports on his findings.

Mother: (homemaker)
Sister: (younger)

    University: BS Physics, California Institute of Technology (1985)
    University: MS Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (1991)
    University: PhD Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (1993)
    Professor: Princeton University (1993-)
    Administrator: Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University (2005-)

    US Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist (2010-)
    Sun Microsystems Java Security Advisory Board (1997-)
    Association for Computing Machinery
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors (2006-09)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board (2004-)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Consultant (2001-)
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1997
    EFF Pioneer Award 2005

Official Website:
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/


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