Support for v2 onion services will be removed from SecureDrop in February 2021. Journalists and admins, if you see this warning when accessing your SecureDrop, it's time to migrate to v3 onion services:
SecureDrop 1.5.0 will be released on July 28, 2020. This release will include a kernel update, deprecation warnings for v2 onion services, improved error-handling in the API, and a number of community contributions:
More good news: a federal appeals court has issued an order preventing USAGM from installing a hand-picked board to replace the previously existing leadership of the Open Technology Fund. #saveinternetfreedom
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Last month, members of CCC testified in German parliament about the importance of anonymity tools in technopolitics: "Encryption & anonymization services such as Tor are fundamental for secure communication & protection of information from unauthorized access. For people affected by repression or surveillance, it's essential that encryption methods and anonymization services are neither weakened nor provided with backdoors."
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Important announcement from @torproject about the deprecation of v2 onion services:
v3 onion addresses are recognizable by their 56 character identifier. They provide better security and anonymity protections than the previous version.
If you're running a SecureDrop instance and are still on v2, please see our docs for switching to v3, or enabling v3 alongside v2.
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More than 15 years ago, Onion Service (at the time named Hidden Service) saw the light of day. From today (July 2nd), the Internet has around 16 months to migrate from onion services v2 to v3 once and for all. ⏰
Introducing dns-tor-proxy tool, a simple local #DNS server for you to do all DNS calls over encrypted connections via @torproject https://kushaldas.in/posts/introducing-dns-tor-proxy-a-new-way-to-do-all-of-your-dns-calls-over-tor.html #privacy #security
Tails 4.8 is out: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_4.8/
It disables the Unsafe Browser by default, adds a beta feature of the Persistent Storage to save the settings from the Welcome Screen, and more.
🇮🇳 Among other sites and Apps, Duckduckgo is now blocked by multiple ISPs in India. You can still search privately using Tor Browser.
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🔵 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5.1 is out now.
This release updates Firefox to 68.10.0esr and NoScript to 11.0.32. Also, this release features important security updates to Firefox.
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