Parker Higgins is the Director of Advocacy at the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is an artist, activist, and developer whose writing has appeared in Wired, Gizmodo, Techdirt, PBS Media Shift and The New Inquiry, and whose work has been covered in outlets such as Newsweek and NPR.
Parker was previously the Director of Copyright Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he wrote and spoke extensively about the importance of the open Web and its role in resisting censorship and surveillance. He is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an alum of Recurse Center in New York.
A brave whistleblower served as a source to stories that shaped the public understanding of the otherwise secret U.S. drone program. He's serving a prison sentence as lawmakers reckon with the very information he revealed.
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Apple announced Friday that it would postpone its planned roll-out of user device surveillance technology that had come under heavy fire from the privacy and civil liberties community. It should drop the plans entirely.