Librarians: Time to apply for the 4th cohort of the Library Freedom Institute where you can learn skills to thrive as a Privacy Advocate in your community. https://libraryfreedom.org/index.php/lfi/
There's a new experimental version of Tor Browser out now.
Tor Browser 9.5a11 updates Firefox to 68.7.0esr, NoScript to 11.0.23, and OpenSSL to 1.1.1f.
It features important security fixes to Firefox and improves the usability of onion services.
"Americans aren’t willingly surrendering their online identities during this pandemic — many are being compelled to do so by their schools, family or work."
Connectivity shouldn't come at the expense of privacy.
Time to update: A new version of Tor Browser is out now.
Tor Browser 9.0.9 updates Firefox to 68.7.0esr, NoScript to 11.0.23, and OpenSSL to 1.1.1f. This release also features important security updates to Firefox.
Tor Browser 9.0.8 is out now.
This release features important security fixes to Firefox.
Now through the end of April, XLM donations to the Tor Project will be matched by @stellarorg.
"There is no better time than now to dig deep and magnify the Stellar community’s impact on these nonprofits." https://lumenthropy.com/covid-19-response/
Donate now: https://donate.torproject.org/cryptocurrency
"According to a declaration from NSO CEO Shalev Hulio, two Facebook representatives approached NSO in October 2017 and asked to purchase the right to use certain capabilities of Pegasus." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pke9k9/facebook-wanted-nso-spyware-to-monitor-users
Tell your reps to reject the EARN IT Act. It would be used to undermine encryption, and it violates the Constitution’s protections for free speech and privacy.
In Turkmenistan, the word "coronavirus" is banned.
"Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondents in Ashgabat report that plainclothes police officers are also arresting people who wear face masks or discuss the pandemic in public." https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/31/824611607/turkmenistan-has-banned-use-of-the-word-coronavirus
Thank you to Lumenthropy for selecting us as one of 6 nonprofits to support during this crisis with a donation of 100,000 XLM.
Throughout April, Lumenthropy will also match donations to us up to 1.9m XLM.
Help us make privacy the default online: https://lumenthropy.com/covid-19-response/
Tomorrow April 2nd at 5pm PT / 8pm ET: Join @eff for an online discussion of COVID-19 and digital rights. https://www.eff.org/event/at-home-with-eff-covid19
Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/ by @yaelwrites and myself
Zoom: lifeline and privacy risk. If you're looking for an alternative, try Jitsi Meet. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/03/25/zooms-a-lifeline-during-covid-19-this-is-why-its-also-a-privacy-risk/
"If you’re concerned about privacy and want one of the most well-protected browsers available — and don’t mind that it may prevent you from using certain websites — then you should try the Tor Browser." https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/21/21138403/tor-privacy-tools-private-network-browser-settings-security
If you want to share a file with a friend or colleague, you don't have to trust a third party service. You can use OnionShare.
The newest version even lets you publish static websites as onion services.
https://blog.torproject.org/new-version-onionshare-makes-it-easy-anyone-publish-anonymous-uncensorable-websites-0 onionshare.org #onionizetheweb
Dear relay operators,
Any relays running Tor versions 0.2.9 and 0.4.0.x will soon be rejected from the network, so please upgrade your relay as soon as possible.
Thank you for your help powering Tor. https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/guard #TorRelays
Time to update: There's a new version of Tor Browser out now.
Tor Browser 9.0.7 updates Tor to 0.4.2.7 and NoScript to 11.0.19.
To the relay operators powering the Tor network:
Relays running Tor versions 0.2.9 and 0.4.0.x will soon be rejected from the network. Please upgrade your relay as soon as possible. https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/guard #TorRelays
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