The Tor Project, a nonprofit famous for a online anonymity software, says it has accurate claims that former worker Jacob Appelbaum intent in “sexually assertive behavior” with people inside and outward of a organization. “We have reliable that a events did take place as reported,” Shari Steele, Tor’s executive director, tells The Verge.
In a blog post today, Steele says that Tor began an review into Appelbaum’s function after several people came forward with allegations of bungle in late May. “Many people inside and outward a Tor Project have reported incidents of being humiliated, intimidated, bullied, and fearful by Jacob, and several gifted neglected intimately assertive function from him,” Steele writes. Steele says a review found additional people, over those creation open accusations, who gifted identical “incidents.”
Appelbaum did not immediately respond to The Verge‘s request for comment. In a statement done in June, he pronounced a allegations were “entirely false.” He quiescent from a Tor Project in May.
“I wish to conclude all a people who pennyless a overpower around Jacob’s behavior.”
Tor says that, during a march of a investigation, it also found that dual additional employees “engaged in inapt conduct.” Neither are still with a company.
“I wish to conclude all a people who pennyless a overpower around Jacob’s behavior,” Steele writes. “It is since of we that this emanate has now been addressed. we am beholden we spoke up, and we acknowledge and conclude your courage.”
Steele says that Tor is now implementing a new anti-harassment policy, as good as a routine for submitting complaints and carrying them reviewed. The changes will be put in place this week. Tor also announced final month that it would replace a whole house of directors. At a time, a effusive house pronounced a preference was associated to “our avocation to safeguard that a Tor Project has a best probable leadership.”