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▌   A security researcher and public interest technologist working with at risk people.           ▐ 
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▌   Twitter | Github | Email cooperq at cooperq dot com                                           ▐ 
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▌                                             -=BIO=-                                             ▐
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▌   Cooper is a security researcher and Senior Staff Technologist with the EFF Threat Lab. He     ▐ 
▌   has worked on projects including Privacy Badger, Canary Watch, and analysis of state sponsored▐
▌   malware campaigns such as Dark Caracal. He has also given security trainings for activists,   ▐
▌   non profit workers, and vulnerable populations around the world.                              ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌   Cooper has given talks about security research at prestigeous security conferences including  ▐ 
▌   Black Hat, DEFCON, Enigma Conference, and ReCon about issues ranging from IMSI Catcher        ▐ 
▌   detection to fem tech privacy issues to newly discovered APTs. Cooper has also been published ▐ 
▌   or quoted in publications including: The New York Times, Reuters, NPR, CNN, and Al Jazeera.   ▐ 
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▌   He previously worked building websites for non-profits, including Greenpeace, Adbusters, and  ▐ 
▌   the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Cooper was also an editor and contributor to the         ▐
▌   hacktivist journal, "Hack this Zine."                                                         ▐
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▌   Cooper also serves as advisor to OpenArchive and Lucy Parsons Labs. In his spare time he      ▐ 
▌   enjoys making music, visualizing a solar-punk communitarian future, and playing with his kids.▐ 
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▌                                          -=PROJECTS=-                                           ▐
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▌ * Crocodile Hunter                                                                              ▐
▌     A tool to detect cell-site simulators, better known as stingrays or IMSI Catchers.          ▐
▌     It works by mapping all cellular base stations in an area and looking for anomolies.        ▐
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▌ * YAYA                                                                                          ▐
▌     This tool was written to manage collections of YARA rules and run scans with the best       ▐
▌     sourced YARA rules available. I hope this tool will also make it easier for other publicly  ▐
▌     researchers to manage their collections of rules. It's also my first project in GO.         ▐
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▌ * Privacy Badger                                                                                ▐
▌     Block Trackers in your browser! Cooper was the lead and sometimes sole developer on this    ▐
▌     project from inception until the first 1 million users. Now Privacy Badger has over         ▐
▌     4 million users!                                                                            ▐
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▌                                           -=WRITING=-                                           ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌ * The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance (series) [2021]                                          ▐
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▌ * Dark Caracal: You Missed a Spot [2020]                                                        ▐
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▌ * Introducing “YAYA”, a New Threat Hunting Tool From EFF Threat Lab [2020]                      ▐
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▌ * Your Phone Is Vulnerable Because of 2G, But it Doesn't Have to Be [2020]                      ▐
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▌ * A Quick and Dirty Guide to Cell Phone Surveillance at Protests [2020]                         ▐
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▌ * Thermal Imaging Cameras are Still Dangerous Dragnet Surveillance Cameras [2020]               ▐
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▌ * Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach  [2019]                                 ▐
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▌ * Watering Holes and Million Dollar Dissidents: the Changing Economics of Surveillance [2019]   ▐
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▌ * Cyber-Mercenary Groups Shouldn't be Trusted in Your Browser or Anywhere Else [2019]           ▐
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▌ * The 5G Protocol May Still Be Vulnerable to IMSI Catchers [2019]                               ▐
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▌ * There are Many Problems With Mobile Privacy but the Presidential Alert Isn’t One of Them[2019]▐
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▌ * Sextortion Scam: What to Do If You Get the Latest Phishing Spam Demanding Bitcoin [2018]      ▐
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▌ * Our Cellphones Aren't Safe  (New York Times Opinion) [2018]                                   ▐
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▌ * Dark Caracal - Cyber Espionage at a Global Scale (A follow up to Operation Manul) [PDF] [2018]▐
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▌ * Operation Manul - Unveiling a Kazakh malware campaign (My first APT report!) [PDF] [2016]     ▐
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▌                                            -=TALKS=-                                            ▐
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▌ * Detecting Fake LTE Towers in Real Time [Enigma 2021]                                          ▐
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▌ * Detecting Fake 4G Base Stations in Real Time [DEFCON 2020] [Blackhat 2020]                    ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌ * Dark Caracal (Podcast) [Darknet Diaries 2019]                                                 ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌ * Dark Caracal: How to Burn a Spy Agency and Get Away With It [HOPE 2018]                       ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌ * Dark Caracal Part 1: Introducing Dark Caracal [Kaspersky SAS 2018]                            ▐
▌                                                                                                 ▐
▌ * KQED Newsroom - Ransomware [TV Broadcast 2017]                                                ▐
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▌ * The Internet Already Knows I'm Pregnant (First Defcon talk) [DEFCON 2017]                     ▐
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▌ * Privacy Badger and Panopticlick vs. the Trackers, Round 1 [HOPE 2016]                         ▐
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▌ * When Governments Attack - Operation Manul (First Blackhat talk) [Blackhat 2016]               ▐
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