Frederic Jacobs

 

Frederic works on improving security and privacy online.

Signal, an open-source private messaging app he’s been developing, is bringing encryption to anyone.

The application has been endorsed by Edward Snowden, film-maker Laura Poitras and cryptographer Bruce Schneier.

In his free time, he hunts bugs in commercial software and provides help to journalists and activists working in perilous environments.

Born and raised in Brussels, Frederic is now studying at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL).