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The Tor Project is hiring for two roles:

* Software Developer for the Anti-Censorship Team

* Metrics Data Architect

Now is the chance to join a group of passionate folks committed to fostering internet freedom worldwide.

A new report shows that Amazon processed 27,664 government demands for user data in the last six months of 2020, up from 3,222 data demands in the first six months of the year, an increase of about 800%.

"It is unacceptable to shut down the internet and disrupt telecommunications in order to prevent a democratic transition."

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Today is the day to take back your privacy online with Tor Browser. Unlike every other browser on the market, Tor Browser doesn't follow you, doesn't track you, and makes sure that the sites you visit and your ISP can't either.

In 2020, we saw a 23% increase in cryptocurrency donations! It's clear the cryptocurrency community cares deeply about privacy. Thank you.

"Cutting internet access prevents ground-level reporting and the sharing of information, harming freedom of press, and preventing others from reporting and documenting those committing violence."

📣 Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.9 is now available. This release updates Firefox to 78.7.0esr for desktop and Firefox for Android to 85.1.0 and includes important security updates to Firefox for Desktop & Firefox for Android.

We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

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The Ugandan government has continued to block social media sites after partially restoring internet connectivity. Direct Tor connections are working, so you can use Tor Browser to get around this censorship without using a bridge.

An update on the state of IPv6 support on the Tor network: ~54% of the relays on the network run a version of Tor that supports IPv6.

More on our blog:

📣 New release candidate: Tor

It fixes several bugs, including one that broke onion services on certain older ARM CPUs, and another that made v3 onion services less reliable.

Full change log:

Due to an implementation bug, v3 onion services were experiencing instability earlier today.

A bug fix is on the way.

Everything else in Tor works fine even when the consensus is a few hours old, and v3 onion services should too.

You can learn more here:

And here:

Onion names ("<orgname>.securedrop.tor.onion") are a convenient way to access a SecureDrop instance using Tor browser (@torproject):

If an organization has an onion name, you can now find it in their SecureDrop directory entry, e.g.:

💜 TODAY! @ Dec 11, 18:00 UTC / 13:00 Eastern / 10:00 Pacific. Edward Snowden will host Tor’s third PrivChat, a fundraising livestream & conversation with human rights defenders + real-life Tor users Alison Macrina, Ramy Raoof, & Berhan Taye.

📺 Set your reminder!

Today we celebrate

Passed exactly 72 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights memorializes the basic notion that fundamental freedoms, including privacy, expression, and access to information, are essential for people all over the world.

Today is OONI's 8th birthday! 🎉 🎂 🐙

As of today, 8 years ago, the 1st OONI measurement was collected & published!

Today, 376 million measurements have been published from 21 thousand networks in 239 countries 🌍

...and that's all thanks to our AMAZING COMMUNITY! ❤️ 🥂

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