John Levine

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John R. Levine, best known as the author of The Internet for Dummies, writes, speaks, and consults on the Internet, electronic mail, cybersecurity, and related topics. He was a member of the ICANN ALAC, and is on the .MOBI Policy Advisory Board.[1]

He consults for multiple clients on Internet and e-mail topics. Past clients have included Orbitz and Industry Canada.

He speaks to many trade, policy, and general groups. He's spoken at the Federal Trade Commission spam forum, the International Telecommunications Union thematic meeting on spam, and the Internet Law and Policy Forum as well as to CBS television, Minnesota Power, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Alex. Brown &: Sons, Hewlett Packard (Mexico), and IBM Canada.

He's also served as an expert witness in civil and criminal legal action, including the October 2004 trial of Jeremy Jaynes, convicted of criminal spamming, and Field vs. Google in 2006.

From 2004 to 2007 he was the Mayor of the Village of Trumansburg NY. From March 1999 was an elected member of the Village's governing board of trustees. He also acted as commissioner of the water and sewer departments. He's worked on utility regulation, including cable TV franchise renegotiation and cellular tower regulation, and upgrades to village-owned utility infrastructure. As mayor, he supervised the village's staff of 12 full time and about 40 part time employees.

Dr. Levine holds two degrees from Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) He has a B.A., 1975, in Computer Science, and a PhD, 1984, Computer Science, advised by A.J. Perlis. His thesis was A Data Base System for Small Interactive Computers in which he developed one of the earliest report-by-example systems and a pioneering outline document editor.

Career History

  • Senior Technical Advisor of Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, 2005 - Present.
  • The Chair of the Internet Research Task Force's Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG), 2003- Present
  • President of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, 2008- present
  • Moderator of the comp.compilers usenet group, 1986- present.
  • Partner in Blackvine Consulting, G.P., 2005 - 2007.
  • Member of the ICANN At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), 2005 - 2007.
  • Publisher and editor at The Journal of C Language Translation, 1993 - 1996.
  • Senior MTS at Javelin Software, 1984 - 1987.
  • Principal developer/ Interactive Systems Corp., 1979 - 1984.

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