Monday June 06, 2016

Tor Developer Jacob Appelbaum Resigns

Your daily dose of drama is brought to you by this developing story about a Tor employee stepping down after a controversy over sexual assault allegations. What makes this story of interest is the statement given by Tor saying that the company has been aware of the allegations for some time. eek!

We are deeply troubled by these accounts. We do not know exactly what happened here. We don't have all the facts, and we are undertaking several actions to determine them as best as possible. We're also not an investigatory body, and we are uncomfortable making judgments about people's private behaviors. That said, after we talked with some of the complainants, and after extensive internal deliberation and discussion, Jacob stepped down from his position as an employee of The Tor Project.