"Our government’s shameful practice of using surveillance as a weapon against racial justice activism was wrong in the past, and has no place in our present." https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice/protectblackdissent-campaign-end-surveillance-black-activists
Location data is protected by US federal law, but AT&T has sold it anyway. Without consent. Now @eff is suing. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43j99g/eff-hits-atandt-with-class-action-lawsuit-for-selling-customers-location-to-bounty-hunters
🔔 Time to update: There's a new version of Tor Browser.
Tor Browser 8.5.4 updates Firefox to 60.8.0esr with important security fixes, ships Tor 0.4.0.5, and updates OpenSSL to 1.0.2s for the desktop platforms.
We've launched a giving program for monthly donors who help us make privacy a priority.
If you pledge a modest amount each month, we will send you exclusive gifts to show our appreciation.
Become a Defender of Privacy today: https://donate.torproject.org/monthly-giving
Get a browser that will protect your privacy. Tor "is the best way to protect your identity online." https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-privacy-browsers-and-chrome-alternatives #surveillance #privacy
🚨 Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders are being forced to install malware on their Android phones.
"The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xgame/at-chinese-border-tourists-forced-to-install-a-text-stealing-piece-of-malware
"For Amazon, fear is good for business." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43jmnq/how-amazon-and-the-cops-set-up-elaborate-sting-operation-that-accomplished-nothing
Through Sunday, you can get our black roots t-shirt, usually reserved for contributors, for a donation of $49. We have S-2XL available in both classic and fitted sizes. Write '49' into the other box on the donate page, and we'll reach out to confirm: https://donate.torproject.org
Confidential mode? Hrm.
"Much like how Google Chrome's Incognito mode doesn't totally prevent third-parties from seeing the websites you visit, Confidential mode doesn't keep the content of your emails from Google itself." https://www.mic.com/p/gmails-confidential-mode-isnt-as-private-as-it-seems-according-to-experts-18136277
This week only, you can get our black and green roots t-shirt for a donation of $47. This design is usually reserved for Tor contributors but can be yours. Just write '47' into the other box on the donate page, and we'll contact you about sizing. https://donate.torproject.org
Should you let Amazon and Walmart see inside your house? No.
Time to update: There's a new version of Tor Browser available.
Tor Browser 8.5.2 fixes a critical security issue in Firefox and updates NoScript to 10.6.3. Full changelog: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-852
Our users rely on bridges if their ISPs or governments block access to the Tor network. The difficulty lies in handing out bridges to censored users but not to censors. We tackle this problem with the tool BridgeDB.
Version 0.7.1 is out now: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-bridgedb-071 #censorship #surveillance
A Duke study recorded thousands of students’ faces, and the researchers published the data set on a public site. "The data has been linked to the Chinese government’s surveillance of ethnic minorities." https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/06/duke-university-facial-recognition-data-set-study-surveillance-video-students-china-uyghur
"...in terms of staying invisible on the web, [Tor Browser is] the best there is. It can even help you get online in countries where the internet is blocked or censored." https://www.wired.com/story/privacy-browsers-duckduckgo-ghostery-brave/
This week you can get our Anonymity Loves Company hoodie + 2 Tor t-shirts for a discounted donation of $201. Just write '201' into the other box on the donate page.
Show your support for the world's strongest tool for privacy and freedom online: https://donate.torproject.org
The Chinese government appears to have launched a major new internet crackdown, blocking the country’s citizens from accessing The Intercept’s website other Western news organizations. https://theintercept.com/2019/06/07/china-bans-the-intercept-and-other-news-sites-in-censorship-black-friday/
Show your support for internet freedom and privacy online with this classic Tor t-shirt for a $45 donation through Sunday. Write '45' into the other box on the donate page, and we'll contact you about sizing. https://donate.torproject.org
BridgeDB allows users to request Tor bridges over a web page, over email, and directly in Tor Browser.
We’ve just released BridgeDB version 0.7.1. Read about the improvements: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-bridgedb-071
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