Most censorship techniques adopted by ISPs around the world are subtle, so it can be hard to distinguish intentional government censorship from transient network failures or other issues.
Transparency is essential.
OONI's dataset is probably the largest publicly-available resource on internet censorship to date:
We've got 2 new alphas out: Tor Browser and Tor Browser for Android.
On the Android side, we reached another milestone in our efforts to reach stable shape: Orbot is no longer necessary in order to use Tor Browser for Android 🙌
On the desktop side, we included a new Tor alpha version (0.3.5.5-alpha) to help stabilize the networking code.
Full changelog: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85a5
"Google is too powerful not to be held accountable."
Project Dragonfly should be cancelled.
When you donate to the Tor Project, not only do you help millions of people stay safe online, you can also get the latest Tor gear: stickers to decorate your laptops and cover your cams + tees and hoodies to keep you cozy.
However you're spending your day-- eating leftovers, enjoying family, avoiding family, shopping, or like any another Friday-- please consider these other ways to financially support the Tor Project: https://blog.torproject.org/strength-numbers-there-are-many-ways-give
It's official! Isabela Bagueros is now Executive Director of the Tor Project.
Read her first blog post as ED and find out her vision for Tor over the coming years: https://blog.torproject.org/strength-numbers-community-key
Tor Browser protects against tracking, surveillance, and censorship, and we think everyone should be able to use it and enjoy the universal human rights to privacy and freedom online.
We’re in a race with censors.
They're getting more sophisticated, and so must we. https://blog.torproject.org/strength-numbers-internet-freedom-line
Lots of feels today.
Shari Steele has officially retired from her position as Executive Director of the Tor Project.
"I joined the organization three years ago, and I've had the privilege of being part of this special community as it has grown from its teenage years to full adulthood."
We're going to miss her, but luckily she's not going far. She'll join our Board of Directors in January.
Accomplished lawyer and human rights activist, Nighat Dad, has joined our Board of Directors. She is one of the pioneers campaigning for access to a safe and open internet in Pakistan. https://blog.torproject.org/strength-numbers-growing-our-board-directors
Reminder: Privacy is a basic human right.
We believe everyone should have private access to an open web where they can express themselves, share information, and learn without being tracked, surveilled, or censored. https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights
"Most modern browsers... have vulnerabilities that allow hosts of malicious websites to extract hundreds to thousands of URLs in a user’s web history, per new research from the University of California San Diego...
The only browser that was immune to the attacks was Tor Browser"
Yup, sounds about right.
We're looking for a Data Architect to take our Metrics work to the next level. This position can be performed remotely/internationally or from our Seattle office. https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs-metrics-data-architect.html.en
Learn more about Tor Metrics: https://metrics.torproject.org/
Concerned about censorship or anomalies on your network? You can detect censorship and traffic manipulation online right from your phone.
🐙 Install the OONI Probe mobile app: https://ooni.torproject.org/install/
The newest alpha Tor Browser includes a fixed layout of our macOS installer window and fixes for reproducibility issues with Stylo (Mozilla's new CSS engine). We're considering backporting these macOS related changes to the stable series, so please report any problems you find. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85a4
Today we launch our end-of-year campaign, Strength in Numbers.
Your support can ensure the Tor Project’s success into the future and ensure we can keep listening to the critical voices of those who need Tor the most.
Donate to Tor today, and Mozilla will double your impact: https://torproject.org/donate/donate-ann-sin-md
Strength in Numbers. That’s the key to ensuring privacy and freedom online.
The Tor Project has a bold mission: to take a stand against invasive and restrictive online practices and bring privacy and freedom to internet users around the world. But we can’t do it alone. https://blog.torproject.org/strength-numbers-double-your-donation-mozillas-match
We advance human rights and defend your privacy online through free software and open networks.
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