Dear relay operators,

Tor 0.4.6.x reached end of life and relays running that version will soon be rejected from the Tor network. Please upgrade your relay as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help powering Tor.

Tor is coming to Las Vegas!

🎲 August 12, 'How Russia is Trying to Block Tor' at Defcon, talk by Roger Dingledine.

🎲 August 12 - 14, Tor vendor booth, offering Tor swag, at Defcon.

More details below:

🟣 HTTPS-Everywhere has led a long career protecting our users. Now, HTTPS is actually everywhere. Firefox calls this feature HTTPS-Only Mode. Starting in Tor Browser 11.5, HTTPS-Only Mode is enabled by default for desktop, & HTTPS-Everywhere will not be bundled with Tor Browser.

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🟣 Plus, we've introduced a new feature called bridge cards. Before Tor Browser 11.5, bridges used to be almost invisible, even when configured. Now, your saved bridges appear in a handy stack of bridge cards—including new options for sharing bridges too.

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🟣 We've also redesigned Tor Network settings for users who prefer to configure their connection manually. This includes a brand new name—Connection settings—connection statuses, and streamlined UX for selecting a bridge.

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🎉 Big news: Tor Browser 11.5 is here! In this release, we're bringing you automatic censorship detection and circumvention, redesigned Tor Network settings, Firefox's HTTPS-Only Mode enabled by default, and improved font support.

Take a look at what's new in Tor Browser 11.5:

Will you be at MCH2022Camp? We will be!
Join Alexander Færøy (@ahf), Tor's Network Team Lead, on July 24 at May Contain Hackers to learn about what we're doing to modernize the Tor ecosystem.
Add our talk to your schedule ⤵️

NEW: Grab a mystery bag of Tor t-shirts and hoodies for a donation of $125! 🔮

How it works:

1⃣ Make a donation of $125 or more:

2⃣ Select 'Mystery Swag Pack' as your gift

3⃣ Choose your size(s)

4️⃣🪄 We will send you a bundle of Tor hoodies & t-shirts

Our friends at Leap are hiring Go, Android, and iOS developers. LEAP builds the VPNs used by Riseup, Calyx Institute, US public libraries, and more.

Find out more and apply!

Users in Russia can circumvent censorship by requesting a Tor bridge using our Telegram bot (@GetBridgesBot), using Tor Browser's bridge configuration settings, by visiting our website (, or by sending an email to

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And thanks to our amazing relay operators who have spun up many more bridges, we've been able to keep Russian users connected to Tor and the free + open internet. 🇷🇺 🧅

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Update, Dec. 21: Since the Russian government began censoring our website & network earlier this month, we've been actively helping users circumvent that censorship. We've answered more than 1,000 support tickets from Russian users trying to connect...

Join us TODAY for PrivChat #6 at 7pm UTC, 2pm EST, 11am PST:

Hosted by Cindy Cohn of EFF, with panelists Nadya Tolokonnika (pussyrrriot), Nicholas Merrill (founder & ED of Calyx Institute), and Ali Gharavi (Senior Programme Specialist at Sida).

Find out more:

And our fixes to the Snowflake protocol are on track to be included in next week's Tor Browser 11.5a1 alpha release. Stay tuned!

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Some Russian ISPs blocked public Tor relays and built-in bridges by IP address, enumerated "moat" obfs4 bridges and blocked them by IP address, and used DPI to recognize and block Snowflake connections. Other obfs4 bridges continued to work throughout.

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Dec 9 UPDATE: Since the Russian government has taken another step against internet freedom by blocking the Tor Project's website and, in some cases, blocking the network, internet freedom supporters have fought back by spinning up 200+ bridges. 💪 🌉


Scammers are trying to sell "Tor Project Tokens." This scam has no relation to the Tor Project, and we are working to get rid of this account asap.

Stay safe!

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