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Today we're launching the Tor Project's annual fundraising campaign.

The message is simple: privacy is a human right, and Tor helps millions of people around the world exercise that right.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your ongoing support makes Tor possible:

Мы обнаружили, что пользователи из Казахстана могут обойти отключения интернета и цензуру, используя специальный мост Tor. Следуйте нашему руководству пользователя, получите мост и избегайте отключений сегодня и завтра.

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We've discovered that users in Kazakhstan can circumvent internet shutdowns and censorship by using a specific Tor bridge. Follow our user guide, get a bridge, and avoid shutdowns today and tomorrow.

If you're a relay operator, we want to hear from you!

Take part in this study to help us understand your experience of running relay.
The survey will close on Tuesday 11, 2000 UTC.

Our friends at Leap are hiring Go, Android, and iOS developers. LEAP builds the VPNs used by Riseup, Calyx Institute, US public libraries, and more.

Find out more and apply!

GeKo vom @torproject erzählt gerade über . Die Benutzung hat hier echt zugenommen. Bitte installiert das auch auf euren Rechnern und helft anderen, zu umgehen.

The traditional #rc3 #Tor relay operators meetup will be today 2200 CET. If you run a relay or are thinking about doing so, come join us. 🙏🏻 Public link:
cc @torproject

📺 Watch Tor tomorrow (Dec 28) noon EST on CCC !! We will be presenting a compilation of the State of the Onion:

Here's the link for the live stream:

You can make a difference for users in Russia by running a Tor bridge. Bridges are relatively easy & low bandwidth to operate, & they have a big impact. By running a Tor bridge, you help people bypass censorship. Make it a holiday project! 🌉 ✨

Here's how:

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This week we saw Roscomnadzor block hackerncoder's mirrors of, again making it much more difficult for journalists, human rights defenders, activists, and marginalized or vulnerable people to access Tor and our resources.

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Last week, OONI 🐙 launched a new report about the censorship against Tor in Russia, which shows the different censorship methods the Russian government is using. This report also shows that the censorship isn't uniform across the country.

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Users in Russia can circumvent censorship by requesting a Tor bridge using our Telegram bot (@GetBridgesBot), using Tor Browser's bridge configuration settings, by visiting our website (, or by sending an email to

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And thanks to our amazing relay operators who have spun up many more bridges, we've been able to keep Russian users connected to Tor and the free + open internet. 🇷🇺 🧅

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Update, Dec. 21: Since the Russian government began censoring our website & network earlier this month, we've been actively helping users circumvent that censorship. We've answered more than 1,000 support tickets from Russian users trying to connect...

Join us TODAY for PrivChat #6 at 7pm UTC, 2pm EST, 11am PST:

Hosted by Cindy Cohn of EFF, with panelists Nadya Tolokonnika (pussyrrriot), Nicholas Merrill (founder & ED of Calyx Institute), and Ali Gharavi (Senior Programme Specialist at Sida).

Find out more:

And our fixes to the Snowflake protocol are on track to be included in next week's Tor Browser 11.5a1 alpha release. Stay tuned!

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This week's Tor Browser 11.0.2 release has fresh built-in bridges so Russian users can configure their Tor Browser to "use built-in obfs4 bridges."

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Some Russian ISPs blocked public Tor relays and built-in bridges by IP address, enumerated "moat" obfs4 bridges and blocked them by IP address, and used DPI to recognize and block Snowflake connections. Other obfs4 bridges continued to work throughout.

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Dec 9 UPDATE: Since the Russian government has taken another step against internet freedom by blocking the Tor Project's website and, in some cases, blocking the network, internet freedom supporters have fought back by spinning up 200+ bridges. 💪 🌉

URGENT: Starting Dec. 1st, Russian ISPs have started blocking access to Tor. We've also learned that Roskomnadzor, the Russian gov't responsible for censorship, intends to block
We need your help NOW to fight censorship!

Здравствуйте! Похоже, ваш Интернет-провайдер блокирует Tor. Tor Browser включает инструменты обхода блокировок. О том, как использовать мосты Tor, можно прочесть здесь (на русском языке):

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