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Mateo ( geminiimatt ) a.k.a matt mitchell , photo by Nick Lee

Matt Mitchell is a cybersecurity expert & hacker focused on using his skills in service of Black people and all marginalized groups around the world. He is the founder of cryptoHarlem.

December 2021 Newsweek “Special Issue” (photo by Nick Lee)
This is an image of the September 9, 2020 Wired Magazine article by GRAHAM HACIA titled “Meet This Year’s WIRED25: People Who Are Making Things Better The scientists, technologists, artists, and chefs who are standing between us and species collapse.”, https://www.wired.com/story/wired25-2020-people-making-things-better/
Matt was featured in the October 2020 issue of WIRED Magazine as part of the WIRED25
In the Spring of 2022, Matt was awarded the Blacks In Cybersecurity Image Award.
In the Fall of 2022, Matt was recognized as a Cybersecurity Visionary by CyberScoop news.

TL;DR BIOGRAPHY

  • founder/lead CryptoHarlem
  • civil rights advocate
  • hacker / security & privacy researcher / bug bounty enthusiast
  • Tech fellow at Ford Foundation w/ BUILD: building institutions and networks
  • (former) director of digital safety & privacy at Tactical Tech
  • counter surveillance, Information & operational security
    trainer to NGOs, nonprofits, & journalists (via various private security firms)
  • 2022 Newsweek America’s Greatest Disruptors
  • 2022 Blacks in Cybersecurity Image Award winner.
  • 2022 CyberScoop News Cybersecurity Visionary
  • 2021 Electronic Frontier Foundation PIONEER / Barlow awardee
  • 2020 WIRED 25
  • 2017 Vice Motherboard HUMAN OF THE YEAR
  • 2017 San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts YBCA100 awardee
  • 2017 Internet Freedom Festival fellow
  • 2017 Institute For The Future, Future-4-Good fellow
  • 2016/2017 Mozilla/Ford Open Web fellow at Color of Change.
  • 2016/2017 New America Cybersecurity Initiative fellow
  • developer and data journalist (formerly of CNN & The New York Times)
  • supporter of The Movement For Black Lives
  • writer for Cryptofriends
  • board member at The Action Network
  • board member at The Highline Network
  • network investment council member at Reset Tech
  • advisory board member to the Open Technology Fund
  • former advisor to the Internet Freedom Festival
  • former advisor to the Human Rights Foundation
  • former advisor to the Digital Security Exchange (DSX)
  • former advisor to the Berkeley University Center for Long Term Cybersecurity
  • former advisor to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Wired Magazine named Matt one of the 2020 “WIRED 25”

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FULL BIOGRAPHY

Matt Mitchell is a hacker and technology fellow at The Ford Foundation. Matt is working with the BUILD and Technology and Society teams at Ford Foundation to develop digital security strategy, technical assistance offerings, and safety and security measures for the foundation’s grantee partners.

Color of Change where Matt is a Mozilla/Ford Open Web Fellow

UPCOMING EVENTS 2022:

PRESS:

Stories about matt mitchell

“Ms Robot — Samantha B”
“Why Privacy Matters” — Fox 5 NY

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(former) BOARD & ADVISORY POSITIONS

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The following are a listing of articles, not endorsements.

PAST EVENTS: 2021

PAST EVENTS: 2020

PAST EVENTS: 2019

PAST EVENTS: 2018

PAST EVENTS: 2017

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