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Tech Unheard is dedicated to providing practical, user-friendly privacy advice to empower users to protect themselves (and their loved ones) online.

Between social media, smart home devices, and the internet as a whole, it can be challenging to understand the privacy risks each technology presents. Tech Unheard aims to provide general privacy best practices that are easy to understand as well as tailored privacy advice for individuals and families.

michelle aninye

I’m a Privacy Engineer at GoFundMe working on the interdisciplinary challenges of user privacy in a connected world. I’m also an advocate for privacy education and fairness in technology. Before Amazon, I was a privacy engineer at Google and Robinhood where I specialized in machine learning privacy, anonymization, and product inclusion privacy. Previously, I worked in various areas of cybersecurity and privacy at Lockheed Martin, Cisco, CNN, and Boeing.

I hold a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law from the University of Maryland. My studies focused on privacy, particularly children’s privacy law, and national security.

In 2019, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Kennesaw State University and became the first woman and first African American to receive this degree in Georgia. Before that, I studied Computer Science at Howard University.

You can find more information about my experience on LinkedIn.