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Steve Weis is a software engineer on the Facebook Data Privacy team, where he focuses on securing people's data with applied cryptography. Previously, Steve was co-founder & CTO of PrivateCore, a security startup acquired by Facebook in 2014. Some of his work includes building PGP support for Facebook, Google 2-step verification and the Keyczar cryptographic library.

In the past, Steve was a technical director at AppDirect and a member of the applied security team at Google. Steve received a PhD in computer science from MIT where he was advised by Ron Rivest. Steve's interests include cryptography, security, entrepreneurship, and machine learning.