About Least Authority

Least Authority was formed in 2011 to provide freedom-compatible storage. We are a small team who believe that freedom matters in storage technology. You can take advantage of online services while retaining control over your own data. We're here to make it easy.


We are building an affordable, ethical, usable, and lasting data storage solution. We believe this requires free and open source software, client-side cryptography, user-friendly interfaces, and a sustainable economic model.

Why do we do what we do? To give billions of humans a real alternative for control over their own data. If someone doesn't do this, then soon almost everyone will be beholden to a few large organizations that control all of their information.


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Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn

CEO / Engineering / Security / Operations / Customer Support

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn has more than 15 years of experience in secure distributed systems, free and open source software, and startups. He is known for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, and more. He is one of the co-founders of the LAFS project. He started Least Authority Enterprises because he wanted a convenient and safe way to store his files in the cloud.

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Daira Hopwood

Engineering / Operations / Security / Customer Support

Daira Hopwood participated in the standardization of the TLS protocol and Internationalized Domain Names, found security bugs and design flaws in Java Virtual Machines, wrote code for the Cryptix cryptography library, and did security auditing for the Caja Secure JavaScript project. Daira is a major contributor to the LAFS project. In hir spare time, ze is designing a capability-secure programming language called "Noether".

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Zancas Wilcox

Engineering / Operations / Customer Support

Zancas is curious about how things work, so he has a problem with black boxes — he's constantly trying to open them up and see what's inside. He cares deeply about freedom and the continued advancement of human knowledge, and is excited to be part of Least Authority Enterprises.

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Nathan Wilcox

Management / Security

Nathan's passion is open, secure technologies that empower users. He has 9 years of experience in software development, security auditing, and performance analysis. He contributes to a variety of free and open source projects, including LAFS (where he found its first security flaw), Twisted, OTR, Tor, Python packaging, and more. He believes the two most important challenges to empowering user security are usability and economic incentives; he's excited about the potential for Least Authority to address these.

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Taylor Hornby


Taylor is just finishing his Computer Science bachelor's degree at the University of Calgary. He enjoys studying cryptography and searching for vulnerabilities in open source software.


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