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🔋 New major feature: When Tor is running as a client, and it is unused for a long time, it can now enter a "dormant" state. When Tor is dormant, it avoids network and CPU activity until it is re-awoken either by a user request or by a controller command. blog.torproject.org/new-releas

After months of work, we have a new stable release: Tor 0.4.0.5. It contains improvements for power management and bootstrap reporting, as well as preliminary backend support for circuit padding to prevent some kinds of traffic analysis.

We’re a small nonprofit that develops free and open source software used by millions, and our community of contributors and users would greatly benefit from improved documentation on Tor.

Through Season of Docs 2019, we're looking for technical writers to help us: blog.torproject.org/google-sea

Protect your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after a protest ssd.eff.org/en/module/attendin

This app has got to go.

"Absher, which is available in the Saudi version of Google and Apple online stores, allows men to update or withdraw permissions for female relatives to travel abroad and to get SMS updates if their passports are used"
theguardian.com/world/2019/apr

"Trading privacy for convenience is a bad bargain..."

Be diligent.

"We must keep fighting to make sure that in the future, it gets easier, and not harder, to defend our privacy—biometric or otherwise."
eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/skip

"Internet freedom is in decline around the world, and being part of a force for good that allows people to have private access to the open Web is hugely important to me. Millions of people around the world rely on Tor Browser and onion services for private and secure communication in their day-to-day lives." - Steph, communications director of the Tor Project internethealthreport.org/2019/

A "Geo-fence" warrant can allow "the very kind of search the Fourth Amendment was intended to prevent."

Having a device that generates location data should not be probable cause. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/goog

OONI has been monitoring internet censorship around the world since 2012.

🗺️ Last month, OONI Probe was run 700,880 times from 211 countries. api.ooni.io/stats

🐙 Download OONI Probe to join a global community uncovering censorship: ooni.torproject.org/install/

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

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