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Shabbir Safdar

AKA Shabbir Imber Safdar

Born: c. 1965
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Internet PR guru

Shabbir Safdar is the founder of Virilion (formerly Mindshare Interactive Campaigns), a company which helps political activists, non-profit organizations and candidates make better use of the Internet. He was a founder of the Voters Telecommunications Watch, and coordinated the first "Internet Day of Protest" in 1995, rallying activists against the Communications Decency Act. His clients include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and his work earned Safdar the EFF's Pioneer Award in 1996.

Father: Darryl Anderson (stepfather)
Mother: Linda McNeil Anderson (d. 2007)
Sister: Brooke Hawryszko
Sister: Sameena Kluck
Sister: Zareena Koch
Brother: Curt Anderson (step-brother)
Sister: Wendy Ruona (step-sister)
Wife: Sarah (one son)
Son: Moishe (b. 2005)

    University: BS Computer Science, Purdue University

    Virilion Co-Founder
    Goldman Sachs VP Information Security (1992-96)
    Washington DC Technology Council Board of Directors (2003)
    Gephardt for President
    Voters Telecommunications Watch Co-Founder
    EFF Pioneer Award 1996

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