Wednesday July 13, 2016

Tor Project Replaces Its Entire Board

After all the negative publicity it has received lately, I think it's probably a good idea that Tor has replaced its entire board. At least it gives the impression that it is doing something to change its image.

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The new board is part of Ms. Steele’s broader restructuring as she seeks to promote the legitimacy of the Tor Project. Apart from dealing with the allegations over Mr. Appelbaum, the organization has also struggled to fend off an image as a "Dark Web" tool used by drug dealers and pedophiles. An official from the Justice Department recently incorrectly cited a statistic claiming 80 percent of traffic on the Tor network involved child pornography. That statistic, however, came from a study involving a separate service, Tor Hidden Services, which accounts for less than 2 percent of all Tor traffic.