Samy  Kamkar

Samy Kamkar

Samy Kamkar is a privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur. At the age of 17, he co-founded Fonality, a unified communications company, which raised over $24 million in private funding. He is possibly best known for creating the Evercookie and the MySpace worm Samy (XSS), as well as his discovery of illicit mobile phone tracking where the Apple iPhone, Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone mobile devices transmit GPS and Wi-Fi information to their parent companies. His research led to a series of class-action lawsuits against the companies and a privacy hearing on Capitol Hill. His newest venture is Unleak, a Los Angeles based web security solutions provider.