I'm a high-school student at Phillips Academy Andover. I'm an advocate for privacy and government transparency, the founder of Politiwatch, and the author of WorthHiding.com. I will enroll at Stanford in the fall of 2020 after a gap year.

I want to use technology to improve the world—and to learn something along the way. My research areas include digital privacy, foreign policy, government accountability, and the intersection thereof.

My projects, research, and commentary have appeared in several major news outlets including the Washington Post, NBC News, CNN, the Daily Beast, Nightly News with Lester Holt, TimeOut National, New York Daily News, BoingBoing, Bustle, and TimeOut New York. My research with Dr. Sarah Kreps has been presented at Yale, Columbia, Cornell, and Georgetown, among other institutions.


Via email: my email address is [email protected]. Please encrypt your messages to F3C7 8280 DDBF 52A1.

Via snail mail: my mailing address is R. Miles McCain / 180 Main Street / Andover, MA 01810. Make sure you include my name correctly, as this is an institutional address.


View my full portfolio on GitHub.

I plan to take a gap year during the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have any project ideas or paid positions available for this time, please contact me.