About Adam Steinbaugh

Adam Steinbaugh, professional hipster

I’m a lawyer, graduating cum laude / Order of the Coif from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.  At Loyola, I was an editor on the International and Comparative Law Review and served as a research assistant to Prof. Aaron Caplan, contributing research on the First Amendment in the context of civil harassment restraining orders.

This blog contained my musings on various issues, largely focusing on free speech and the internet.  My commentary on tech and legal issues has been featured in the Guardian, ArsTechnica, and on CBC Radio’s The Current, among other venues.  I now do my writing over at Popehat.com.

I received my B.A. from Whittier College, where I had the honor of serving as president of the Associated Students of Whittier College and helped to re-establish a co-ed “society” (Whittier’s equivalent of fraternities and sororities) after a 15-year underground period.

After graduating from Whittier, I worked for MySpace.com as a Security Abuse Specialist — essentially tracking down security threats to the site.

Contact Information

Email me at adam@popehat.com

Phone: (562) 686.6990

You can follow me on Twitter if making bad decisions is your forte.

Adam Steinbaugh’s resume


  1. Temper says:

    Hi, Adam –
    I’ve run through how I would introduce myself and offer my thanks and assistance in as creeper-less way as possible a couple of times now… and I’ve got nothing.

    So… Hi, there. I’m Temper. I’m the co-founder of a Seattle branch of an international “X-Alt” (extreme altruist) organization, have a dangerous addiction to espresso, and a passion for inspiring greater involvement. I am offering to help on whatever project you may have – researching creeps, compiling data, trend spotting, anything.

    All the best.

  2. Melissa Dumont says:

    Thank you for your tireless efforts to bring an end to revenge porn…the world needs more people like you :)

  3. […] motivó a que Ares actuara más discretamente hasta octubre. Una investigación hecha en 2013 por Adam Steinbaugh, especialista estadounidense en derecho y tecnología, develó la forma de actuar de Ares Rights y […]

  4. […] Though California was one of the first states to pass anti-revenge porn legislation, Bollaert was charged before it took effect. Section 230 of the CDA could be used to undo some of the extortion and identity theft charges, especially if Bollaert did not personally seek out a victim’s personal information, writes Adam Steinbaugh, a law and technology blogger. […]

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