trevor timm

trevor timm

intro’d to Trevor via aaron swartzinternet’s own boy

Trevor is co-founder and executive director of the freedom of press foundation:

Freedom of the Press Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We accept tax-deductible donations to a variety of journalism organizations that push for transparency and accountability, and we work to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press under the First Amendment.

Freedom of the Press Foundation is built on the recognition that this kind of transparency journalism — from publishing the Pentagon Papers and exposing Watergate, to uncovering the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program and CIA secret prisons — doesn’t just happen. It requires dogged work by journalists, and often, the courage of whistleblowers and others who work to ensure that the public actually learns what it has a right to know.

board: Daniel Ellsberg, Ed Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, John Cusack, John Perry Barlow, John Stearnes, Laura Poitras, Micah Lee, Rainey Reitman, Trevor Timm, Xeni Jardin

Trevor formerly worked as an activist for the eff


april 2014:

Bring the First Amendent Into the 21st Century

protection – we have very good legal council in eff


july 2014:

12 min on video – we need to think of tech in terms of literacy


ted 2016 – how free is our freedom of the press

obama ran on a promise to protect whistle blowers.. and instead his justice dept has prosecuted more than all other admins combined

tech also now exists to protect better – ie: securedrop – via aaron… yet only small part of puzzle… because also increase in spying techniques

up to us to make sure it’s not just the tech savvy whistle blowers that are protected..


Video of Barrett being interviewed by Trevor Timm at Aaron Swartz Day:

Original Tweet:

14 min video – barrett brown w trevor timm

4 min – they never tried to stop the column from getting out (from prison) the unfortunate thing about that was that even when i was writing about their due process violations and documenting these things and sending out copies proving a number of criminal activities by the prison staff .. they knew it didn’t really matter.. they know just like i do that journalism can only go so far and society march by a incoherent and cowardly citizenry.. that even to the extent that they are virtuous .. have no pathway for the most part.. to actually impact their own govt..t

7 min – there are always fractures/inefficiencies there (institutions) they’re not working as a hive mind.. (mostly flex.. reactionary).. but we all know this.. and lost site of it sometimes.. personalize.. miss seeing the vulnerabilities..

9 min – crowdsourced research.. even when done arbitrarily/ambiguously.. even when it’s dumb people like me who are playing video games half the time and not really.. don’t have strong work ethic.. it’s proven itself as a vital model.. can save journalists time and serve their personal ends.. it can become a major aspect of how journalism is done..

12 min – we can no longer go back in time to determine what’s viable/probable..  the framework/environs in which human collab occurs has changed so fundamentally drastically in so historically short period of time that we cannot base our course of action or the experiments we undertake or the things we do on what others were able to pull off.. we just can’t..  what we can do is always keep in mind that human collab is what this all comes from.. all of our states/laws/problems.. and so when the means change and the possibilities suddenly increase in ways we can’t understand yet.. we have to explore all  these options and i think it’s viable to really do that in an effective way in the next decade or so .. using pursuance and all these other things that are coming out..t

the ai humanity needs.. augmenting interconnectedness

ie: tech as it could be.. 2 convers as infra


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