Linus Neumann, Dipl.-Psych. focussed his studies on personality and relationship psychology and minored in political sciences, where his interest in poststructuralist theories was awakened. He is co-founder of the children’s book series “Mumpelmonster” and was engaged in various political areas and networks. Currently, his interests lay in information processing and decision making in grass-roots democratic structures and networks. He writes for the German blog netzpolitik.org and is a member of the recently founded NGO “Digitale Gesellschaft” which fights for digital civil rights. Without experiencing symptoms of cognitive dissonance, Linus Neumann is a strong advocate for both transparency and privacy.