Did you know that Google’s search can track you on a non-Chrome browser, even if you block third party cookies? And did you also know that there’s a gaping privacy hole in web surfing that even a VPN may not fix? Is it possible to defeat browser fingerprinting? In the second half of my interview with Mozilla’s Chief Security Officer Marshall Erwin, we’ll answer these questions and much more. Marshall will give us his personal privacy tips and tell us about some upcoming Firefox features. And perhaps most importantly, he’ll tell us what we can do to support Mozilla and Firefox.
Marshall Erwin is the Chief Security Officer at the Mozilla Corporation, where he leads teams responsible for protecting Mozilla and its users. He also drives policy initiatives on encryption, government vulnerability disclosure, malicious online content, and online political advertising, as well as product initiatives to protect people from pervasive web tracking. Prior to joining Mozilla, Marshall worked in a variety of positions related to technology policy, cybersecurity, and national security more broadly. He began his career in national security, an analyst covering counterterrorism and cybersecurity. He also served as the counterterrorism and intelligence adviser on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and as the intelligence specialist at the Congressional Research Service, focusing on National Security Agency surveillance programs and legislative changes to FISA statute. Marshall is a current Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society.