Enlarge / Leigh Honeywell is the founding father of Tall Poppy and an activist. She’s labored on safety and privateness with main tech firms in addition to the ACLU.

Leigh Honeywell

Over the previous couple of years, we have seen an enormous upsurge in activism throughout the expertise group. From the walkouts at Google to labor organizing at Amazon, tech staff are beginning to see a connection between their work and social points. Engineer and entrepreneur Leigh Honeywell has been on the forefront of tech activism for a few years, and at this month’s Ars Technica Stay on Wednesday, February 13, we’ll be speaking to her about activism in immediately’s world and the politics of a life lived on-line.

Honeywell based two hackerspaces (HackLabTO in Toronto, and the Seattle Attic Neighborhood Workshop in Seattle), created the extensively circulated the By no means Once more pledge, and now heads Tall Poppy, the place she helps firms defend their workers from on-line harassment. The thread that runs all through her work is using expertise to create better privateness and security for folks on-line. She’ll focus on the rising resistance to the practices of firms that profile customers, or promote their customers’ knowledge, together with the rise of companies that defend folks from digital harassment.

Honeywell was beforehand a Expertise Fellow on the ACLU’s Mission on Speech, Privateness, and Expertise, and likewise labored at Slack, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Symantec. Leigh has a Bachelors of Science from the College of Toronto the place she majored in Pc Science and Fairness Research.

She’ll be in dialog with Ars Technica contributors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar.

Ars Technica Stay takes place at Eli’s Mile Excessive Membership in Oakland (3629 MLK Method—they’ve the very best tater tots you have ever eaten). The occasion is free, and you may RSVP through Eventbrite.

Doorways open at 7pm, and the stay filming is from 7:30pm to eight:20-ish (be sure you get there early in order for you a seat). Stick round afterward for casual dialogue, beer, and snacks. Cannot make it out to Oakland? By no means worry! Episodes can be posted to Ars Technica two weeks after the stay occasions.


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