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Hey, I'm Miles.

I enjoy designing, breaking, and studying systems.

I’m interested in the systems of digital freedom, cybersecurity, government, artificial intelligence, and human-centered design. My projects, research, and commentary have appeared in several outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, NBC News, Foreign Affairs, Brookings, and the Nightly News with Lester Holt.

The projects I’m most proud of are PrivacySpy, Shynet, my work with Prof. Sarah Kreps, and a17t. And finally, for the obligatory apostrophe soup: PA ’19, RC S1 ’20, Stanford ’24, EOT. More details are in my portfolio.


I’m about to head off to Zoom School—erm, I mean college. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Currently enjoying the final moments of my gap year.


You can email me at [email protected]. On GitHub, I am milesmcc; this is where most of my projects live. On Twitter, I am @MilesMcCain, but I don’t post frequently (I write micros instead). You can also find me on HN, Reddit, Keybase, and Lobsters. My PGPs are he/him/his.


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