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Ola Bini is a long-time privacy activist and should be released immediately. We are very concerned about the implications of his arrest and his safety. blog.torproject.org/ecuador-fr

Tor 0.4.0.4-rc, a new release candidate, is now available. It's the first release in its series; it fixes several bugs from earlier versions, including some that had affected stability, and one that prevented relays from working with NSS. Full changelog:
blog.torproject.org/new-releas

So, if you need another reason to get Alexa out of your home or keep it out, here you go:

"Amazon employees are listening to, transcribing and even joking about the private conversations customers have with Alexa on their smart speakers." thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-

To monitor the Tor network's performance, detect attacks on it, and better distribute load across the network, we employ what we call Tor bandwidth scanners. Learn about them and what changes are coming: blog.torproject.org/how-bandwi

Censorship can be a "deadly phenomenon." The blocking of social media apps has reduced the efficiency of relief operations in regions of Iran hit with heavy flooding.
globalvoices.org/2019/04/03/go

Reminder: Privacy is your right. You shouldn't be exploited for using the internet.

"If governments and regulators want to explore new rules for the Internet, Mark Zuckerberg is the last person they should ask for advice." eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/mark

There's a lot to protest around the world right now, and protesting comes with risks. If you're headed to one, here are some ways to protect your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after: ssd.eff.org/en/module/attendin

Researchers at MIT are recruiting Tor users for a research study focused on the importance of anonymity online. The study is meant to understand how the uses of services like Tor may change under different contexts. Learn more and take part: anon-research.mit.edu/

Not caring about privacy is often an indicator of privilege. But the surveillance and data abuse that happens to the poor and marginalized is a possible future for everyone. fastcompany.com/90317495/anoth

This has been a long time coming.

Check out our website's fresh new look: torproject.org

There are many changes still to come. Find out what's next: blog.torproject.org/meet-new-t

Tor friends, relay operators, and anyone who wants to learn about Tor: Join us at Hackerspace Valencia on Thursday, March 28. blog.torproject.org/events/tor

Protests are being planned across Europe for 23 March against Articles 11 and 13. Find one near you or create your own demonstration: savetheinternet.info/demos

Time to update Tor Browser.

Tor Browser 8.0.7 updates Firefox to 60.6.0esr and Tor to the latest stable version, 0.3.5.8. This release also makes Tor Browser more interoperable with NoScript.

Full changelog: blog.torproject.org/new-releas

If you are in a photo that has been uploaded to Flickr, IBM may have used your face to train facial recognition technology that could eventually be used to surveil you.

Nearly a million photos were scraped from Flickr to do so.
nbcnews.com/tech/internet/faci

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