Daily Archives: September 3, 2022

  • The people who keep you safe

    Tonight I’m seeing a reminder of the people that impact the security on the Internet and you may not have been aware of who they are and what they did.  Peter Eckersley of the Electronic Frontier Foundation was also a key supporter of Let’s Encrypt to push free SSL certificates for all web sites to promote more security and privacy.

    From Crunchbase:

    “Peter Eckersley is Chief Computer Scientist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He leads a team of technologists who watch for technologies that, by accident or design, pose a risk to computer users’ freedoms—and then look for ways to fix them. They write code to make the Internet more secure, more open, and safer against surveillance and censorship. They explain gadgets to lawyers and policymakers, and law and policy to gadgets.

    Peter’s work at EFF has included privacy and security projects such as the Let’s Encrypt CA, Panopticlick, HTTPS Everywhere, and the SSL Observatory; helping to launch a movement for open wireless networks; fighting to keep modern computing platforms open; helping to start the campaign against the SOPA/PIPA Internet blacklist legislation; and running the first controlled tests to confirm that Comcast was using forged reset packets to interfere with P2P protocols.”