Breaking encryption puts everyone at risk.
"Even the Defense Department is now pointing out that the government’s quest to weaken encryption lies somewhere between counterproductive and downright harmful." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akwwn5/the-defense-department-says-it-needs-the-encryption-the-fbi-wants-to-break
Last year @torproject has been working on refactoring core Tor and making it more maintainable. Here a report on the work that has been done https://blog.torproject.org/modularizing-key-aspects-tor-network-moss
The Tor network team spent the last 12 months working to improve network scalability and accessibility.
- Reduced module complexity and maintenance burden;
- Developed new architecture for several key Tor modules;
- Implemented better tooling;
- Improved testing for several key Tor modules; and
- Improved our documentation.
All this work couldn’t have happened without the support of many teams at Tor and anonymous volunteer cypherpunks. Thank you.
"Privacy is a fundamental human right. It has no price tag. No person should be coerced or encouraged to barter it away." https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/knowing-value-our-data-wont-fix-our-privacy-problems
We believe human rights apply to all spaces we occupy, offline and online.
Digital rights are human rights. https://blog.torproject.org/digital-rights-are-human-rights #HumanRightsDay #privacy #internetfreedom
After months of work, we have a new stable release series.
Tor 0.4.2.5 is the first stable in the 0.4.2.x series. This series improves reliability and stability and includes several stability and correctness improvements for onion services. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-0425-also-0417-0406-and-0359
Ring is not your friend.
"If someone refuses to provide footage to police, all police need to do is reach out to Ring.
...officers are instructed to contact Ring and request that the captured video be preserved." https://vice.com/en_us/article/bjw9e8/inside-rings-quest-to-become-law-enforcements-best-friend #amazon #surveillance
We're in a race against censors of #internetfreedom around the world.
If you have a question about our anti-censorship work, Roger Dingledine is answering questions in the comments of this blog post featuring his recent talk at DEF CON:
This is outrageous and dangerous. People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services.
Privacy and freedom online are your rights and the rights of everyone online. Help us make Tor stronger and scale it to support all who need it. #GivingTuesday https://blog.torproject.org/giving-tuesday-support-tech-freedom-and-human-rights
Donate now, and Mozilla will match your donation: https://torproject.org/donate/donate-tbi-md
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