Lance Cottrell

Lance Cottrell develops Internet privacy systems. Cottrell launched the commercial privacy service,, in 1995 while studying towards a PhD in at the . Cottrell was the original coder for the Mixmaster anonymous remailer and designed version 1 . As president of and in conjunction with the , Cottrell established the which, using services, allowed individuals to report from the 1999 Kosovo war zone without fear of retaliation.

Cottrell’s company Anonymizer Inc. was acquired by in April 2008 and Cottrell now serves as Chief Scientist for the company.

Cottrell is a noted privacy advocate and has appeared in dozens of interviews on radio, TV, and in print, as well as speaking at numerous conferences.


  • Ph.D. in Physics at in 2008
  • MS Physics at University of California, San Diego in 1995
  • BA Physics at in 1991

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