Citizen Lab Research Fellow Ramy Raoof has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Tor Project. Raoof will bring his background as a technologist and security researcher to help the organization establish and strengthen mechanisms for community participation and transparency. Raoof was also recently recognized as a Hero by Access Now for his work in uncovering invasive surveillance tactics. His previous work with Citizen Lab includes an investigation into a large-scale phishing campaign targeting Egyptian civil society organizations.

According to the organization, the Tor Project is a non-profit group focused on “advancing human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies, supporting their unrestricted availability and use, and furthering their scientific and popular understanding.” For more information on the Tor Project, check out their website.