William Budington

Senior Staff Technologist

Bill Budington is a longtime activist, cryptography enthusiast, and a Senior Staff Technologist on EFF's Public Interest Technology team. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and cited by the U.S. Congress. He is the lead developer of Cover Your Tracks, apkeep, led HTTPS Everywhere from 2015 to 2018, and has contributed to projects like Let's Encrypt and SecureDrop. Bill has spoken at USENIX Enigma (2016), HOPE (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022), DEF CON (2023), CCC (2017), InfoSec Southwest (2017), ShmooCon (2019, 2020), and other infosec conferences. Bill's primary interest lies in dismantling systems of oppression, building up collaborative alternatives and, to borrow a phrase from Zapatismo, fighting for a 'world in which many worlds fit.' He loves hacker spaces and getting together with other techies to tinker, code, share, and build the technological commons.

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The shadow of a police officer looms in front of a Ring device on a closed door.

La aplicación Ring Doorbell está plagada de rastreadores de terceras partes.

Ring no solamente es un producto que permite a los usuarios vigilar a sus vecinos. La compañía también lo usa para vigilar a sus clientes.Una investigación de EFF sobre la aplicación de timbre de puerta Ring para Android descubrió que estaba llena de rastreadores de terceros que enviaban una gran...