Jacob Appelbaum is an American artist, journalist, and independent computer security researcher.
He works at the Tor Project and is a PhD student at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is also co-founder of the hacker space Noisebridge from San Francisco and has worked as a photographer and a representative of the Austrian artist group monochrom.
He has been contributing extensively in the selection for publication of documents revealed by Edward Snowden, collaborating with Der Spiegel and other publications. He is one of the main protagonists of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour.
Appelbaum was born in the US in 1983 and lives in Berlin.