Friday, 15 July 2016

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The Tor Project, the not-for-profit organisation that develops the eponymous anonymisation and anti-surveillance software, has appointed six new board members.

Jacob Appelbaum, one of the leading lights of the organisation, was asked to resign in May following allegations of sexual misconduct. While Appelbaum continues to refute the claims, all seven of Tor's incumbent board members agreed to step aside to allow the organisation to make a fresh start. Those exiting the organisation's boardroom were Meredith Hoban Dunn, Ian Goldberg, Julius Mittenzwei, Rabbi Rob Thomas, Wendy Seltzer, Roger Dingledine and Nick Mathewson.

They have been replaced by six luminaries from the security and privacy spheres. The Tor Project blog provides biographies of the incomers.

Perhaps the best-known name is author and security expert Bruce Schneier, whose latest book Data and Goliath looks at the tension between surveillance by governments and corporations in the digital age and the individual's right to privacy. He is also a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advisory board member of EPIC and VerifiedVoting.org, a special adviser to IBM Security and the CTO of Resilient.

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