Key findings from Access Now's 2020 report on internet shutdowns:
- There were 28 complete internet shutdowns last year;
- For the third year in a row, India shut down the internet more than any other nation--at least 109 times;
FAQ: "Do I need an HTTPS certificate for my onion?"
There are some specific cases where you would need or want to have an HTTPS for your onion site. We've compiled some topics and arguments on onions with HTTPS, so you can decide what's the best for you:
Good news for Onionland!
It's now finally possible to get DV certs for your v3 onion site using the HARICA CA! It's another step for the popularization of onion services. We hope more CAs follow HARICA's lead and add support for v3 onions.
Get your own here:
And finally, if you've tested Snowflake, we have a user survey to help us improve it:
For Snowflake users:
Tor users can try it in Tor Browser Alpha (Windows, macOS, Linux), or for iOS, Onion Browser. Learn more how to enable it in Tor Browser Alpha: https://support.torproject.org/censorship/how-can-i-use-snowflake/
For Snowflake volunteers: If you use Firefox, Brave, or Chrome, our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. Note: you should not run more than one snowflake in the same network.
📣 Starting this month, we're running a campaign to increase the number of Snowflake proxies run by volunteers. Snowflake is a new way to defeat internet censorship bundled in Tor Browser Alpha. You can help users in censored countries to connect to Tor by running a Snowflake proxy!
👩🔬 💻 We put our users at the center of our development process. You can help us improve Tor Browser by completing a new short survey about your experience:
Running an OnionShare anonymous dropbox on a Raspberry Pi by Micah Lee
Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.12 is now available. This version updates Desktop Firefox to 78.8.0esr and Android Firefox to 86.1.0 + updates NoScript to 11.2.2, Openssl to 1.1.1j, and Tor to 0.4.5.6. Full changelog:
We're hiring a Metrics Data Architect!
This person will help us maintain existing systems and design new systems for gathering and analyzing data + help teams understand the data available to improve our tools & the Tor network's health.
FT & remote.
📣 OnionShare 2.3 adds tabs, anonymous chat, better command line support, and quite a bit more.
This year, your contributions to Tor's Bug Smash Fund have allowed us to work on CI tooling, Tor Browser improvements, defenses against DDoS, GetTor, Arti, security fixes, & http://status.torproject.org. Details on the 97 tickets closed with the Bug Smash Fund:
Why should you care about data privacy, even if you think you have "nothing to hide"?
Because our data is being used to push increasingly polarized content and capitalize on divisiveness.
Disrupt surveillance capitalism. Take back your privacy. Use Tor.
The Tor Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Every contribution, no matter the size, helps Tor remain strong.
New: Anonymous GitLab ticketing at Tor. Our outreachy intern Maria Violante is working on an exciting project that allows collaborators to submit anonymous tickets to the Tor Project. The Anonymous Ticket Portal system is ready for you to test!
New on our blog: we’re continuing an annual tradition of reviewing news stories that mentioned Tor last year. Our goal is to highlight changes in the conversation about privacy & censorship, and to identify the ways the media discusses Tor in this context: https://blog.torproject.org/tor-media-2020
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