Phil Agre, missing ex-UCLA professor, found safe

phil-agre-ucpd.jpgThe former UCLA assistant professor of information sciences and Internet culture figure was located by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on January 16 — but the news is only now getting out. Agre is in good health and "self sufficient" but didn't want any help, the UCLA police say. "He's been located and he's okay, but he is truly not looking for communication, so we have to respect that," says UCPD director of community services Nancy Greenstein. Agre had been reported missing last fall by his sister after she learned he had left his job and his apartment. His Red Rock Eater News Service has been a popular email list on tech and society topics for many years. Friends have told NPR they aren't satisfied with the police version.

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