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- John Morris General Counsel, Director of the Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Rachel Ehrenfeld Author, "Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It"; Director, American Center for Democracy, Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law
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