Lauren Weinstein (technologist)

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Lauren Weinstein (/ˈwnstn/)[1] is an American activist concerned with matters involving technology.

He has been quoted as an expert on Internet and other technology issues by various media.[2]

He became involved with those issues in the early 1970s at the first site on the ARPANET, which was located at UCLA. He was the co-founder of People For Internet Responsibility (PFIR)[3] and the co-founder of URIICA — the Union for Representative International Internet Cooperation and Analysis.

Weinstein has been a columnist for Wired News and a commentator on NPR's (National Public Radio) "Morning Edition". He is also a frequent contributor to the "Inside Risks" column of the Communications of the ACM[4] and an active blogger.[5]


  1. ^ Weinstein says his own name in this podcast from 2004.
  2. ^ Time Inc (11 June 2013). "Google: We're No NSA Stooge and We'll Prove It if the Feds Let Us". TIME Media Kit. Time Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  3. ^ Lauren Weinstein, People For Internet Responsibility.
  4. ^ "Lauren Weinstein". Microsoft Academic Search. Microsoft. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Weinstein, Lauren. "Lauren Weinstein's blog". Vortex. Retrieved December 14, 2011. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)

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