Tor’s new executive director is a digital privacy legend

Tor’s new executive director is a digital privacy legend


The anonymity network project has picked Shari Steele, the EFF’s former leader, as its executive director

Tor’s anonymizing internet technology is already vital to whistleblowers, human rights advocates and others who value their digital privacy. It only makes sense that the project team should hire a privacy champion to help lead its efforts, doesn’t it? Sure enough, Tor is doing just that: it’s appointing Electronic Frontier Foundation veteran Shari Steele as its executive director. She led the EFF’s efforts to fund Tor a decade ago, and spurred online security initiatives like HTTPS Everywhere. There’s no doubt that she knows what Tor can do to protect your data, then. READ MORE