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Add some people to the people page

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The Tor Project, Inc, became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2006, but the idea of “onion routing” began in the mid 1990s.
Just like Tor users, the developers, researchers, and funders who’ve made Tor possible are a diverse group of people. But all of the people who have been involved in Tor are united by a common belief: internet users should have private access to an uncensored web.
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The goal of onion routing was to have a way to use the internet with as much privacy as possible, and the idea was to route traffic through multiple servers and encrypt it each step of the way. This is still a simple explanation for how Tor works today.
In 2001, Roger Dingledine, then a student at MIT, adapted code from an undergraduate Cambridge student’s thesis and began referring to the project as Tor, which stood for The Onion Router. Nick Mathewson, also a student at MIT, became involved in Tor’s development around this time, too.
In October 2003, Tor network was deployed, and Tor code was released under a free and open MIT license. In order for Tor to work optimally, everyone involved realized that not only does the Tor network need to be decentralized, it should also be maintained by a transparently operating entity with clear separation from its then stakeholders, and it needed to be free and open licensed. By the end of 2003, the network has about a dozen volunteer nodes, mostly in the US, plus one in Germany.
Recognizing the benefit of Tor to digital rights, EFF became a fiscal sponsor of Tor in 2004. In 2006, the Tor Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded to maintain Tor’s development.
In 2007, the organization began developing bridges to the Tor network to address censorship, such as the need to get around government firewalls, in order for its users to access the open web.
Tor began gaining popularity among activists and tech-savvy users interested in privacy, but it was still difficult for less-technically savvy people to use, so in 2009-2010, development of tools beyond just the Tor proxy began, including Tor Browser.
The need for tools safeguarding against mass surveillance became a mainstream concern thanks to the Snowden revelations in 2013. Not only was Tor instrumental to Snowden’s whistleblowing, but content of the leaks also upheld assurances that Tor could not be cracked.
People’s awareness of tracking, surveillance, and censorship may have increased, but so has the prevalence of these hindrances to internet freedom. We fight every day for everyone to have private access to an uncensored internet, and Tor has become the world’s strongest tool for privacy and freedom online.
Now the network has thousands of relays and millions of users worldwide. The diversity of Tor users keeps it safe.
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We’re always looking for more great people to join our team. Join us in our Seattle office or work remotely from wherever you are in the world. You’ll work with a diverse group of bright and passionate folks committed to fostering internet freedom worldwide.
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role: core
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name: Alexander Færøy
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twitter_handle: ahfaeroey
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pronoun: he
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nickname: ahf
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description:
Works on core Tor development.
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role: core
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name: Al Smith
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nickname: alsmith
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pronoun: they
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description:
Writes grants and fundraising proposals.
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role: core
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name: Amogh Pradeep
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twitter_handle: amoghbl1
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nickname: amoghbl1
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description:
[Lead developer](http://amoghbl1.com/) of Orfox and contributor to Orbot
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role: core
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name: Andreas Lehner
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nickname: andreas
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description:
Works at the intersection of security, privacy, data integrity and anonymity both
in politics and technology.
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role: core
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name: Antonela Debiasi
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nickname: antonela
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twitter_handle: holantonela
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description:
Designer working with the UX team. Making Tor usable for everyone.
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role: core
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name: Arlo Breault
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nickname: arlolra
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twitter_handle: arlolra
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description:
Developer for Snowflake, Tor Messenger, and Check.
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role: core
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name: Arthur Edelstein
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nickname: arthuredelstein
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description:
Works on Tor Browser.
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role: core
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name: Bekeela Davila
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pronoun: she
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nickname: bdavila
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description:
Grants Manager.
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role: board
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name: Gabriella Coleman
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title: Board Clerk
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twitter_handle: BiellaColeman
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nickname: biella
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description:
Gabriella holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at
McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the
intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics. She has authored two books,
Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking (Princeton University Press,
2012) and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous (Verso,
2014), which was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014 and was awarded the
Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association. She has
written for popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Slate, Wired,
MIT Technology Review, Huffington Post, and the Atlantic.
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role: board
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name: Cindy Cohn
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title: Board Treasurer
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nickname: cindy
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description:
Cindy is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
From 2000 to 2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General
Counsel. Cindy first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to
serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the
successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on
cryptography. Ms. Cohn works to ensure that people around the world have the
right to access information and communicate privately and anonymously, including
mounting lawsuits against NSA spying, providing legal counsel to computer
programmers building and developing privacy and anonymity tools, and helping to
develop the Necessary and Proportionate Principles applying international human
rights standards to digital communications surveillance.
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role: core
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name: Alison Macrina
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pronoun: she
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twitter_handle: flexlibris
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nickname: flexlibris
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description:
Leads the [Community Team](https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/CommunityTeam)
and [Library Freedom Project](https://libraryfreedomproject.org/). Works on
support, outreach, and training.
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role: core
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name: Allen Gunn
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twitter_handle: allengunn
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nickname: gunner
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description:
Executive Director of [Aspiration](https://aspirationtech.org/about/people/gunner),
where he works with NGOs, activists, and human rights groups. Meeting facilitator
and member of Tor's Community Council
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role: core
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name: Arturo Filastò
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twitter_handle: hellais
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nickname: hellais
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description:
Project leader for [OONI](https://ooni.torproject.org/), has helped with
[tor2web](http://tor2web.org/), wrote Atlas which later became
[Relay Search](https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html), and helps improve security.
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