Yael Grauer works at Consumer Reports managing Security Planner, a free, easy-to-use guide to staying safer online. Her background is in investigative tech reporting, and she has covered privacy and security for over a decade for various tech publications. She has extensively researched the privacy and security (or lack thereof) of consumer VPNs, teamed up with EFF to research street-level surveillance, broken stories on Zoom misleading users about end-to-encryption, looked into questionable claims about blockchain voting, and investigated surveillance against China’s Uyghur minority. Yael serves on the Board of Directors of the CyberMed Summit, the world’s only clinically-oriented healthcare cybersecurity conference. She also runs a do-it-yourself data broker opt-out list, and is currently writing a book on investigations for No Starch Press.