A District of Columbia Superior Court judge has ruled that the U.S. Agency for Global Media's CEO, Michael Pack, acted unlawfully in seizing control of a fund designed to sponsor initiatives to ensure people living under repressive regimes have free and safe access to the Internet. The Open Technology Fund helped to underwrite the development of Tor and Signal, technologies that let people access the Web and communicate securely and privately, even in countries like Iran and China that highly regulate such activities. The ruling from D.C. Superior Court Judge Shana Frost Matini — like Pack, an appointee of President Trump — came in just one of a series of legal challenges to the recent, sweeping changes Pack has made since taking office in June. His...
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Judge Finds U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Broke Law In Seizing Control Of Fund