Historic win for privacy.
Today, the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria declared that bulk interception by the South African National Communications Centre is unlawful and invalid. #surveillance
We owe you a thank you. We asked for help creating the first #TorBugSmash fund, and contributions came in from all over the world to help us keep Tor, and the many tools that rely on Tor, strong and safe.
Together we raised $86,081 👾💥
The surveillance state is growing.
A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.
Tor Browser for Android 8.5.6 is out now. The latest version for Linux, macOS, and Windows is still 8.5.5.
This update fixes an issue with the aarch64 version, mostly on Android 9, which caused a crash on launch. Apologies to all who were affected.
Privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information are human rights, yet these rights are denied online around the world.
You can help by running a Tor bridge. #RunTorBridges https://blog.torproject.org/run-tor-bridges-defend-open-internet
🧪 There's a new experimental version of Tor Browser out now.
Tor Browser 9.0a6 is the first alpha release based on Firefox ESR68, so it contains several important changes such as the rebasing of our Firefox patches, toolchain updates, integration of Torbutton directly into the browser, and updates to Tor Launcher to make it compatible with ESR68.
What is browser fingerprinting? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? Find out in this guest post by Pierre Laperdrix
"Any script running in your browser can silently build a fingerprint of your device without you even knowing about it."
Tor Browser 8.5.5 is out 🙌
This release updates Firefox to 60.9.0esr, Tor to 0.4.1.5, and NoScript to 11.0.3. On Windows side, we added support for accessibility tools. On the Android side, we added support for arm64-v8a devices. Full changelog: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-855
After nearly a year since releasing the alpha version of Tor Browser on Android, it's time to sunset Orfox 🌇
Thanks to the work of our friends at Guardian Project and members of our community who helped pave the way for Tor Browser on Android with Orfox.
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Documentation is critical to the health of #opensource projects, but it is often overlooked. We heard from a number of you who wanted to help with ours, and next week is your chance.
Join our DocsHackathon Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September. We’ll be rewarding the top 3 contributors with prizes at the end of the week.
Calling all Community Builders: The Internet Freedom Festival is looking for 10 individuals working at the intersection of human rights and technology to take part in a brand new Community Empowerment Program.
The deadline is September 6, 2019: https://internetfreedomfestival.org/community-empowerment-program/
After months of work, we have a new stable release series: Tor 0.4.1.5 🙌
This series adds experimental circuit-level padding, authenticated SENDME cells, & improvements to save on CPU consumption. It also fixes bugs in bootstrapping & v3 onion services. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-0415
11 days remain to contribute to our Bug Smash Fund
You'll help us respond quickly to bugs, improve test coverage, and keep up with Firefox ESRs. These are essential, but sometimes we have to divert developer attention away from grant-funded projects and use unrestricted funds to do them. That's why we need your help. #TorBugSmash
"Amazon’s home security company Ring quietly removed the term 'surveillance' from a statement law enforcement officials provided to local news outlets, according to public records obtained by Gizmodo."
Let's call it what it is: surveillance.
Tails, a live operating system relying on Tor that helps you to use the internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer, turns 10 today.
Happy birthday, Tails 🎂
Yikes. "The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information... was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/14/major-breach-found-in-biometrics-system-used-by-banks-uk-police-and-defence-firms
If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.
Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. https://snowflake.torproject.org/
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