Jacob Appelbaum, a prominent advocate for digital privacy and security, last week stepped down from the Tor Project, where he worked as a paid employee, after he was accused of sexual assault. "These types of allegations were not entirely new to everybody at Tor; they were consistent with rumours some of us had been hearing for some time," Tor Project Executive Director Shari Steele wrote in a blog post about Appelbaum's resignation. "That said, the most recent allegations are much more serious and concrete than anything we had heard previously."