Breaking silence, ex-Tor developer decries “vicious and spurious allegations”

Jacob Appelbaum in Berlin in 2014. (credit: re:publica)

Former Tor Project "Core Team" member Jacob Appelbaum took to Twitter on Monday morning to slam sex-related accusations against him that developed over the weekend. He also denounced the matter as a "calculated and targeted attack has been launched to spread vicious and spurious allegations against me."

"I want to be clear: the accusations of criminal sexual misconduct against me are entirely false," he wrote.

The Tor Project is the Massachusetts-based nonprofit that maintains Tor, the well-known open-source online anonymity tool.

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