Why I’m Joining Mozilla’s Board of Directors

Like many of us I suspect I have long been a fairly passive end-user of the internet. In my daily life Ive merrily skipped along it to simplify and accelerate my life to be entertained to connect with far-flung friends and family and to navigate my daily life. In my career in Silicon Valley Ive happily used it as a trusty building block to help build many consumer technologies and brands in roles leading turnarounds and transformations at market-creating companies like eBay PayPal Skype Airbnb and most recently as CEO of Willow Innovations Inc.

But over the past few years my relationship with the internet has significantly changed. Weve all had to face up to the cracks and flaws many of which have been there for a while but have recently opened into gaping chasms that we cant ignore. The impact of curated platforms and data misuse on families friendships communities politics and the global landscape has been staggering. And its hit close to home I have three young children all of whom are getting online much faster and earlier than expected due to the craziness of homeschooling and my concerns about their safety and privacy are tremendous. All of a sudden my happy glances at the internet have been replaced with side-eyes of mistrust.


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