The Global Mail
April 2nd 2012
In early February this year, in an online forum frequented by Western computer hackers and internet security buffs, an urgent call to arms was sent out:
“This kind of help is not for the technically faint of heart but it’s absolutely needed for people in Iran, right now.”
The message was posted by 28-year-old American Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum is a well-known hacker and dissident — his work for Wikileaks has seen him detained and interrogated by US law enforcement many times. He’s a research scientist at the University of Washington’s security and privacy research lab, and is a key developer on a computer software program called Tor.