Tor users: We need your help!
What do you use Tor for? Why do you need it? What has Tor done for you? What could have happened if you weren’t able to use Tor?
Here's how you can share your story with us: https://blog.torproject.org/how-has-tor-helped-you-we-need-your-stories
Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/18/google-china-dragonfly-search-engine
We're having 2 open hack days in Mexico City (Oct 2-3) everyone is welcome to join. There will also be a relay operator meetup Oct 2 @ 6:30pm.
You can learn more about Tor, hack on something with us, or just meet folks who are also interested in free and open source software, online privacy, and free expression.
Most sessions will be conducted in English, but some will be in Spanish. There will be speakers of multiple languages attending.
We've got more big news.
For the past year, we've been working to reach the rising number of mobile users worldwide.
Introducing Tor Browser for Android (alpha), the mobile browser with the strongest privacy protections ever available.
Help us test it before the stable hits!
Download it now from GooglePlay:
Learn more about it: https://blog.torproject.org/new-alpha-release-tor-browser-android
We've got BIG NEWS. We gave Tor Browser a UX overhaul.
Tor Browser 8.0 has a new user onboarding experience, an updated landing page, additional language support, and new behaviors for bridge fetching, displaying a circuit, and visiting .onion sites. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-80
Tor Browser 8.0a10, the second alpha based on Firefox ESR 60, includes major updates to the user onboarding experience, a revamped start page, and more.
Help us test it out before the stable release hits: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-80a10
This is draconian.
Anyone found guilty of running, or just visiting, a site Egypt has deemed a "threat to national security or the economy" could face prison or a fine. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45237171
Many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Unacceptable. https://apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac257a07c1af0ecb
We are coming to DEF CON. Come ask Co-Founder Roger Dingledine anything about Tor: Saturday @ 6pm in the Crypto & Privacy Village. https://blog.torproject.org/events/roger-and-steph-and-others-def-con-las-vegas
Facebook wants even more information about users.
Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share customers' financial information, including card transactions and checking account balances, "to offer new services to users." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-banks/facebook-asks-u-s-banks-for-financial-info-to-boost-user-engagement-wsj-idUSKBN1KR1KY
Leaked documents reveal Google is planning to participate in censorship and oppression in China.
The censored version of its search engine will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest. https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/
We are in the final stages of finalizing our new support portal, just one portal of many new sites to come in our website redesign. In order to finish it, we need to translate it from English into other languages. Can you help?
We want to translate it to Farsi, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, German, Korean, Turkish, Italian, Arabic, French, and Spanish. If you know another language not listed here, we'd be grateful for your help as well!
NEW POSITION: We're looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team!
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience running open source systems.
This position can be performed remotely or in our Seattle office. https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs-sysadmin.html.en
Researchers! Want to help us upgrade and improve the Tor network, associated components, and software? Check out the 2018 edition of our open research topics with info on how to ensure your work is useful and easy for us to adopt: https://blog.torproject.org/tors-open-research-topics-2018-edition …
In 1 week, come meet us at Tor Community Night in Barcelona!
If you run relays, are at all interested in running relays, or want to learn more about becoming involved with Tor, we hope to see you there. https://blog.torproject.org/meetup-tor-community-night-pets
Digital rights are human rights.
“At least you have to show that you know your rights and are ready to defend them."
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally disrupts the internet access of its citizens. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/un-declares-online-freedom-to-be-a-human-right-that-must-be-protected-a7120186.html
Egypt has done more than censor the internet. Egypt was found to have hijacked unencrypted HTTP connections for advertising and cryptomining 💰
A groundbreaking new report by OONI and AFTE details these anomalies and more: https://blog.torproject.org/egypt-internet-censorship
We advance human rights and defend your privacy online through free software and open networks.
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