New Delhi: The Tor Project confirmed that one of its prominent developers, Jacob Appelbaum, has quit the organization in response to alleged sexual assault allegations.
Tor is free software that channels internet traffic through a series of relays.
In addition to his security research position at the Tor Project, Appelbaum is a journalist who worked on WikiLeaks and the Edward Snowden disclosures. Before joining Tor, Appelbaum worked on security for Greenpeace and the Rainforest Action Network.
Tor Project executive director Sherri Steele reportedly mentioned that Tor Project had been made aware of allegations about Appelbaum’s behavior from several victims.
Tor Project would work to foster a safer environment, Steele said, according to a report by Techcrunch.