And finally, if you've tested Snowflake, we have a user survey to help us improve it:
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:
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:
📣 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:
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
📣 Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.9 is now available. This release updates Firefox to 78.7.0esr for desktop and Firefox for Android to 85.1.0 and includes important security updates to Firefox for Desktop & Firefox for Android.
An update on the state of IPv6 support on the Tor network: ~54% of the relays on the network run a version of Tor that supports IPv6.
More on our blog:
📣 New release candidate: Tor 0.4.5.3-rc.
It fixes several bugs, including one that broke onion services on certain older ARM CPUs, and another that made v3 onion services less reliable.
Full change log: https://blog.torproject.org/node/1969
Today we celebrate #HumanRightsDay
Passed exactly 72 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights memorializes the basic notion that fundamental freedoms, including privacy, expression, and access to information, are essential for people all over the world.
Every year, in the name of transparency & openness, we share our federal tax filings and audits. Our 2018 and 2019 finance documents are now published:
Next Friday, December 11, Edward Snowden will host Tor’s third PrivChat, a fundraising livestream event and conversation with human rights defenders + real-life Tor users Alison Macrina, Ramy Raoof, Berhan Taye.
You're invited, so set your reminder: https://torproject.org/privchat/
Today’s the day, #BitcoinTuesday! Bitcoin Tuesday is a global day of celebrating giving back in cryptocurrency. And The Giving Block makes it easy to give to Tor (and many other worthy causes). Donate cryptocurrency, help resist the surveillance pandemic: https://www.thegivingblock.com/donate/The-Tor-Project #GivingTuesday
Now available for download, #UseAMaskUseTor wallpapers:
No donation required to download this package, but if you love these wallpapers, consider our suggested donation of $5.
We advance human rights and defend your privacy online through free software and open networks.
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