Philip Di Salvo is a post-doctoral researcher based at the Institute of Media and Journalism of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. His main areas of research are whistleblowing, investigative journalism, internet surveillance and the relationship between journalism and hacking. At USI, he also teaches journalism at both the bachelor's and master's levels. Philip received his PhD in Communication Sciences from USI in 2018 with a dissertation on encrypted whistleblowing platforms in journalism. He is also a lecturer at Milan's Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA). As a freelance journalist, he writes about the social impact of technology for Wired, Motherboard/Vice, Esquire and other publications. Philip obtained a master's degree in Media Management from USI in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in Literature from Milan's Università degli Studi in 2010. He is the Italian editor of the European Journalism Observatory, based at the USI in Lugano.