Sean O'Brien

Founder at Yale Privacy Lab, Yale University

  • privacy
  • cybersecurity
  • security
  • linux
  • open source
  • iot
  • hardware
  • software
  • healthcare information systems
  • flatten the curve
  • covid19
  • education

Expert Credentials

Lecture in Law, Yale Law School, Yale University | Visiting Fellow, Information Society Project at Yale Law School, Yale University | M.A.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Connecticut | B.A., Interactive Digital Media, University of Connecticut | Mentor, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale | OpSecEdu, Board Member | Member, Yale Center for Engineering Innovation & Design | Board Member, MakeHaven Makerspace | Network Manager, FreedomBox Foundation | Mentor, Mozilla Open Leaders | Member, Free Software Foundation | Member, ISO PC 317 Technical Advisory Group, Privacy by Design | Member, OASIS Technical Committee, Cyber Threat Intelligence

Background

Sean O'Brien is a lecturer at Yale Law School (Cybersecurity 20310) and founder of Yale Privacy Lab, an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the editor of The Privacy Issue, an ad-free press outlet, and a subject-matter expert in cybersecurity, privacy, and mobile device forensics. Sean’s latest venture is PrivacySafe, where he is building disruptive tech via trustworthy IoT appliances.

Media

1 - Portfolio 2 - Resume 3 - Yale Privacy Lab (Founder) 4 - The Privacy Issue (Editor) 5 - PrivacySafe (Founder & CEO) 6 - Flatten The Curve Summit (Founder) "Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Ditch Google’s App Store", WIRED "Apple Health Data Is Being Used as Evidence in a Rape and Murder Investigation", Motherboard/VICE "Are Facebook Users Better Off After Its $5 Billion Fine?", Associate Press "BSNL Cyber Security Could Have Been Fixed Two Years Ago", Business Today "Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, Google’s Tracking You", NPR AirTalk "Facebook Is Not Equipped To Stop The Spread of Authoritarianism", TechCrunch "Google Stores Users’ Location Regardless of Privacy Settings", Consumer Affairs "Google Tracks Users Who Turn Off Location History", BBC World Radio "Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It or Not", Associated Press "How And Why Apple, Google, And Facebook Follow You Around In Real Life", Fast Company "I Cut the Big Five Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell", Gizmodo "Privacy Up-Settings: When Private Becomes A Selling Point", India Times "Securing The Institutions We Rely On: A Grassroots Case Study", Electronic Frontier Foundation "Slack, Zoom, Google Hangouts: Are Your Remote Work Apps Spying on You?", OneZero "Staggering Variety of Clandestine Trackers Found in Popular Android Apps", The Intercept "The Critical Flaw in India’s Mobile Security", Economic Times "The Secret Sharers: Are Your Favorite Apps Watching You?", Yale Alumni Magazine "Three Quarters of Android Apps Track Users with Third Party Tools – Study", The Guardian "Uber, Tinder, Snapchat and Other Top Apps Include Trackers That Secretly Watch EverythingUsers Do", The Independent "What You Can Do To Prevent Google From Tracking Your Phone", Popular Science "Yale Cyber Leadership Forum Reports on Key Areas of Cyber Risk", Yale News "Your Phone and TV Are Tracking You, and Political Campaigns Are Listening In", Los Angeles Times

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