GCTIP
Global Coalition
for Transparent
 Internet Performance

NNSquad
Network Neutrality Squad

PFIR
People for Internet Responsibility
PRIVACY
Forum
Vortex
Technology


Lauren Weinstein

Lauren is co-founder of PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility, co-founder and moderator of NNSquad - Network Neutrality Squad -- and the founder of the PRIVACY Forum. He created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for over 40 years, including at the first site on the ARPANET (the ancestor of the Internet), which was located at UCLA.  Lauren is also the founder of the Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance - GCTIP.

His focus is both policy and engineering issues related to the Internet, privacy, the interaction of technology with society, and a range of other areas.


Lauren is widely quoted regarding such matters by newspaper, magazine, and other articles.  He participates in numerous radio and television news programs, talk shows, and other venues where these important issues are under discussion.

Lauren on the way to the office

Lauren's BLOG

Lauren has hosted the DayThink audio features and Fact Squad Radio, authored the satire/commentary Reality Reset columns, and has also hosted the Vortex Reality Report & Unreality Trivia Quiz

He has been a frequent commentator on the "Morning Edition" program from NPR (National Public Radio), and a columnist for Wired News.

Lauren is a member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Committee on Computers and Public Policy.

He is currently a consultant to Google.

Lauren is based in Los Angeles.

Contact information:

Lauren Weinstein

Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800

Email: lauren@vortex.com

Twitter: @laurenweinstein

Google+: Lauren Weinstein