EFF Pioneer Award

science and engineering award

The EFF Pioneer Award is an annual prize by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for people who have made significant contributions to the empowerment of individuals in using computers. Until 1998 it was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., United States. Thereafter it was presented at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference. In 2007 it was presented at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.
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award received: EFF Pioneer Award



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Aaron Swartz

American computer programmer and internet-political activist


Hedy Lamarr

Austrian-American actress and co-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping


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Andrew Huang

American hacker


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Bruce Schneier

American computer scientist


Jérémie Zimmermann

digital rights activist

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