If the Tor Project, the Tor network, and Tor Browser were to disappear, what would happen? Not only would millions of global, daily users lose access to Tor’s software, but the diverse ecosystem of privacy, security, and anti-censorship applications that rely on the Tor network would cease to function.
If you've never given to the Tor Project, we have some exciting news for Giving Tuesday. A donor has offered to match all first-time gifts, up to $20,000. So if you've never given to the Tor Project before, your gift gets matched twice. A $25 donation becomes $75.
Over the past few weeks, so many of you have joined together, dug deep into your pockets, and donated. If you have already given--thank you! If you are unable to donate right now or are just looking for additional ways to help the Tor Project, here are some ideas.
This is my first blog post as the Tor Project’s Executive Director. I can’t express how excited I am for this next journey. I have been a Tor user and advocate since its early days, in the Vidalia times. Tor has come a long way, always evolving to provide a holistic solution for anonymity, security and privacy online.
Today I step down from the role of Executive Director of the Tor Project. I joined the organization three years ago, and I've had the privilege of being part of this special community as it has grown from its teenage years to full adulthood. I am so proud of all that we have accomplished in my short tenure.
We are proud to welcome the newest member of our Board of Directors, Nighat Dad. Nighat is the founder and Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and human rights activist, and she is one of the pioneers campaigning for access to a safe and open internet in Pakistan.