Bunnie Huang Named EFF Pioneer for 2012

Bunnie Huang Named EFF Pioneer for 2012

Heartfelt congratulations to MAKE pal, MAKE technical advisor, and all-around maker hero Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, who’s just been announced as one of three recipients of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s prestigious “Pioneer” award this year. From the official announcement:

Andrew (bunnie) Huang is an activist who takes a push-and-pull approach to open hardware: he contributes original open designs and also liberates closed designs. Huang’s book on reverse engineering, “Hacking the Xbox,” is a widely respected tool for hardware hackers. Huang has also released an open implementation of a man-in-the-middle attack on HDCP – enabling overlays on encrypted video without circumventing access controls. As part of his long-term advocacy for users’ rights, Huang worked with EFF to help encourage more than 25,000 people to ask the Copyright Office for the right to install the software of their choice on their smartphones, tablets, and video game consoles. Huang serves as a Research Affiliate for the MIT Media Lab and a technical advisor for several hardware startups and MAKE magazine, and he shares his experiences manufacturing hardware in China through his blog.

Way to go, Bunnie!

Hardware Hacker, Anti-ACTA Activist, and Groundbreaking Anonymity Group Win EFF Pioneer Awards | Electronic Frontier Foundation

4 thoughts on “Bunnie Huang Named EFF Pioneer for 2012

  1. RoBoBaLLS says:

    Congrats Bunnie!

  2. Drone says:

    Have you got a dead Chumby that never really worked properly and proved (in my case at-least) almost impossible to deal with due to a horrible too-chain? Then join the club… I wish Bunnie Huang would take a little time off from his self-promotion campaign to sort this Chumby mess out and bring us a SIMPLE solution – if anything, to protect his legacy, and keep a LOT of Chumby’s from entering the trash cycle (seriously NOT-Green) – instead of being re-purposed and happy without the hooks to the dead Chumby Industries!

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