I know that a better internet is possible. In fact, it once existed. I started using the internet in the mid-90s, with a dial up connection in my family’s house in Brazil. I loved getting online because I could go down an infinite rabbit hole of hyperlinks, learning and discovering new things, and I could talk to all kinds of people without having to reveal my real name or my real identity. Who I was in the physical world didn’t matter when I got online.
We at the Tor Project would like to express our deep concern regarding the well-being and the rights of Ola Bini.
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.
It’s essential for us to reach people in areas in the world with heavy online surveillance and censorship, especially those in the Global South. Most people in these regions only use smartphones to access the internet, and we want to better support these users by upping our support for mobile browsing.