Schneier has joined the Tor project

It’s with great satisfaction that I bring you the news that security expert Bruce Schneier has joined the Tor project as a director. Schneier has just confirmed it on his blog (https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/07/i_have_joined_t.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter).

Schneier has been a privacy and crypto advocate since the dawn of man and seems like a perfect acquisition to the Tor team.

Tor was hit with recent scandals lately about allegations of sexual misconduct of one of it’s founding members and a reshuffle of staff was agreed in Tor’s board room after the resignation of Jake Applebaum.

Some of Schneier’s recent works are about data gathering and government surveillance (Schneier, Bruce. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. ISBN 978-0-393-24481-6) and Schneier is hugely respected in the hacking  and security communities.

This is great good news for those of us that are concerned about privacy, free speech, the protection of data and online security.

New wish now for the Tor Project: Hammer cryptography home. Get developers to design cryptographic software that masks online activity securely, instead of putting that data into the wrong hands.

Qubits 15th July 2016

 

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