Violet Blue

An author, editor and journalist on hacking, privacy, sexuality and critical issues that affect at-risk populations, Violet Blue is known for being outspoken and controversial.

She writes for ZDNet, CNET, CBSNews with Oprah Magazine, MacLife, SF Appeal and 4 years at the San Francisco Chronicle in her résumé - and numerous awards for her 40+ books. Blue is an often censored educator, speaker, crisis counselor, NGO trainer who was the locus of Google's nymwars, the first female podcaster, she won a Federal lawsuit to stop an impersonator and lost a domain to Libya. Blue is a member of both The Internet Press Guild and The Center for Investigative Reporting, and an Advisor at Without My Consent. Her 13-year-old sexuality blog TinyNibbles is awarded and infamous.