"Jonathan Mayer is not a typical Stanford University graduate student. Already, at age 27, Mayer is an expert on consumer privacy and government surveillance. His research has been cited by a presidential task force on National Security Agency operations. He's also taken on advertisers who track consumer movements online. Mayer still hasn't completed his doctorate program, but he's been summoned to provide briefings to high-level government officials. "It's been kind of remarkable," he said. "Because there aren't other good sources for this information, I guess a grad student is it.""
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