avatar for Ashley PernaAshley Perna

Ashley is a freelance writer keenly interested in digital security and cryptocurrency. After attending Queen's University, she worked in the legal industry for nearly 10 years, specializing in IP, corporate, and criminal law. Ashley now freelances full-time and enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest developments in IT and online privacy.

avatar for Ben BrownBen Brown

Ben is the editor at Block Explorer - the world’s longest-running bitcoin transaction tracking tool. He is the author of three cryptocurrency eBooks and has had work published in the Huffington Post.

avatar for Carty SewillCarty Sewill

My name is Carty Sewill. I like Seinfeld, read Philosophy and Sci-Fi, and invest in Cryptocurrency. I make art and have been sharing my original content online a decade plus.

avatar for Chris MillerChris Miller

Marketing Manager for Private Internet Access, online privacy and freedom advocate and activist, musician, marketing geek and nature lover.

avatar for Christel DahlskjaerChristel Dahlskjaer

Christel is a privacy and digital rights advocate, a firm believer in software freedom and a bit of an all-round activist. She enjoys real ale, decent scotch and good conversation. She does not enjoy internet shutdowns and believes we must #KeepItOn.

avatar for Danica SergisonDanica Sergison

Danica is a Canadian lawyer, online community manager, and tech enthusiast. She writes about the law, privacy and the intersections between tech and social issues. Twitter: @DanicaSergison

avatar for Derek ZimmerDerek Zimmer

Derek is a cryptographer, security expert and privacy activist. He has twelve years of security experience and six years of experience designing and implementing privacy systems. He founded the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF) which focuses on creating and improving open-source security solutions through auditing, bug bounties, and resource gathering and management.

avatar for Glyn MoodyGlyn Moody

Glyn Moody is a freelance journalist who writes and speaks about privacy, surveillance, digital rights, open source, copyright, patents and general policy issues involving digital technology. He started covering the business use of the Internet in 1994, and wrote the first mainstream feature about Linux, which appeared in Wired in August 1997. His book, "Rebel Code," is the first and only detailed history of the rise of open source, while his subsequent work, "The Digital Code of Life," explores bioinformatics - the intersection of computing with genomics.

avatar for James GallagherJames Gallagher

James Gallagher is an ethical hacker, musician and philosophical anarchism evangelist. He is an experienced penetration tester, providing adversary simulation consulting for organizations around the U.S. James recently completed 10 months living nomadically in a converted school bus with his family, hacking into networks from the wilderness. Armed with only his ukulele and laptop, he has a passion for a better world, where individuals and communities can thrive without the need for authoritarian models.

avatar for Jayson Q.Jayson Q.

With a long history as an engineer with experience working in communications and electronics warfare in the British Army, he has worked on both sides of the proverbial fence. A staunce advocate of open source technology,

Jayson is not adverse to hard work to achieve a goal. He enjoys drinking mead, amazing vodka and good conversation about sustainability and beekeeping.

avatar for Miles McCainMiles McCain

Miles McCain ( is a student at Phillips Academy Andover. He is an advocate for privacy and government transparency, the founder of Politiwatch, and the author of

His projects, research, and commentary have appeared in several major news outlets including the Washington Post, NBC News, CNN, the Daily Beast, Nightly News with Lester Holt, TimeOut National, New York Daily News, BoingBoing, Bustle, and TimeOut New York.

Follow him on Twitter @MilesMcCain or online

avatar for rasenganrasengan

Andrew is a long-time advocate of privacy and the conservation of the personal realm. He served as the brand manager for an internationally recognized best-selling product prior to co-founding Private Internet Access.

avatar for Rick FalkvingeRick Falkvinge

Rick is Head of Privacy at Private Internet Access. He is also the founder of the first Pirate Party and is a political evangelist, traveling around Europe and the world to talk and write about ideas of a sensible information policy. Additionally, he has a tech entrepreneur background and loves good whisky and fast motorcycles.

avatar for Ryan HopkinsRyan Hopkins

Ryan Hopkins is a privacy enthusiast and PIA brand loyalist, and 1st winner of PIA tattoo contest.

avatar for Sean DoyleSean Doyle

Sean Doyle has been involved in the cybersecurity industry for many years and has written for several publications. Twitter: @Botcrawl

avatar for Summer HirstSummer Hirst

Summer is a tech writer and a security enthusiast. She is also a software analyst and has reviewed several applications. A technology lover, she has worked in many IT-related industries. She keeps an eye on the cyber world and writes about the latest happenings around the globe.