Yasha Levine Yasha Levine is an investigative journalist and author. Born in Leningrad, he grew up in San Francisco, and now lives in New York. He has reported from all over the world — with a focus on America and the former Soviet Union.

He is the author of Surveillance Valley, a book about the forgotten counterinsurgency origins of the Internet. He’s also working on a couple of documentary projects, including this one.