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've got a new Tor Browser alpha, and we need your help to test it!
Tor Browser 8.0a9 has a lot of new features, including a couple major UX changes, and we want them to be in tip-top shape before the stable release hits this September. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-80a9
A groundbreaking victory for digital privacy.
We've got 3 new opportunities to join our team!
- Fundraising Director
- Project Manager for Network Projects
- Project Manager with Product Exp
These full-time positions can be performed remotely or from our office in Seattle. https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs
European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs voted to move forward with Article 11 and Article 13. The legislation will now have to undergo a plenary vote by the full Parliament.
Yowza. A bug in macOS can expose the contents of a user's files -- including document text and photo thumbnails -- even if the drive is encrypted. https://www.zdnet.com/article/macos-quick-look-bug-leaks-encrypted-data-researchers-find/
This would break the internet.
Imagine YouTube Content ID, but for everything: blog comments, tweets, Github commits, Instagram photos, replies to newspaper articles, rental listings, dating profiles.
This is being proposed in the EU. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbk47b/europe-copyright-rules-content-id
On June 20, an EU committee will vote on an internet-destroying copyright proposal that'll censor everything from Tinder profiles to Wikipedia: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/thanks-axel-voss.html
Folks in the EU: European Parliament Members need to hear from you! https://changecopyright.org
Don’t let Facebook, or any tracker, follow you on the web: https://blog.torproject.org/dont-let-facebook-or-any-tracker-follow-you-web
Five years ago, news broke of Snowden's revelations.
“The government and corporate sector preyed on our ignorance. But now we know."
"The revelations made the fight more even.”
Keep fighting, everyone. Privacy is a human right. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware
Many Privacy International partners work in challenging environments, with massive state surveillance and/or ongoing censorship. Running an onion address helps protect them. https://blog.torproject.org/privacy-international-protects-partners-its-onion-address
Alexa recorded a couple's private conversation and sent it to a random contact.
Amazon said it's "an extremely rare occurrence."
Get this thing out of your home, folks.
Meet our new Relay Advocate who will help improve the health and happiness of the relay operator community: https://blog.torproject.org/get-help-running-your-relay-our-new-advocate
After months of work, we have a new stable release series!
Tor 0.3.3.6 is the first stable release in the 0.3.3 series which includes improvements for v3 onion services, support to embed Tor within other apps, and our first non-trivial module in Rust. https://blog.torproject.org/tor-0336-released-new-stable-series
We build tools for the community. And the community helps us make our tools easier to use and safer.
Thanks to all of the volunteers and users who make Tor possible 💚💜 https://blog.torproject.org/tor-tails-ux-identifying-user-needs-cryptorave-2018