Nadim Kobeissi by jimkillock

Nadim Kobeissi


As a student of Computer Science as well as Political Science, Philosophy, and Human Rights, Nadim Kobeissi is a computer wizard with a sense of civil awareness who likes cryptography and cats.

He was born in Beirut and travelled to Montreal where he continues his studies. As a public opposer of Internet censorship he founded Anapnea, a free public access Linux shell network, hosted CHOMP.FM, a radio program on Internet activism, organized a march in Montreal in support of Internet freedom, and developed Cryptocat, an open source web chat platform that aims to leverage both the ease of use and accessibility afforded by web applications and the security provided by client-side cryptography to offer group instant messaging, encrypted file sharing, and more.