Hey, I'm Miles.

My name is Miles McCain, and I’m interested in systems of justice, tech policy, cybersecurity, disinformation, 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, TIME, Foreign Affairs, Brookings, and the Nightly News with Lester Holt. I’m in my first year at Stanford.

Some of the projects I’m most proud of are PrivacySpy, Shynet, PolitiTweet, my work at the Stanford Internet Observatory, and a17t. I help teach CS 106S at Stanford, I worked on cyber policy for a 2020 presidential campaign, and I’m a non-resident fellow at the Cornell Tech Policy Lab.

And finally, for the obligatory apostrophe soup: PA ’19, RC S1 ’20, Stanford ’24, EOT. More details are in my portfolio.


I’m currently attending college via Zoom. I’m enjoying my courses, even if I’m missing out on much of the college experience. Right now, I’m in New York City.


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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