We are currently discussing at #privacytoolsio about how we can handle potentional conflicts of interest. Say a team member gets a job at a company which software is listed/wants to be listed, how do you ensure integrity in the best possible way? Interesting problems to think about.
"...there is no such thing as a backdoor just for the good guys." 👏
There's a new experimental version of Tor Browser out now.
Tor Browser 9.5a4 picks up security fixes for Firefox 68.4.0esr and 68.4.1esr and updates the bundled NoScript extension to its latest version.
Stem is a Python library for interacting with Tor. With Stem, you can script against your relay, descriptor data, or write applications like Nyx. Version 1.8 is out now: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-stem-18
Nearly 30 computer security and cryptography experts, including Roger Dingledine, Research Director and Co-Founder of the Tor Project, signed an open letter to the Indian government to reconsider plans that could weaken security and limit the use of strong encryption on internet.
Breaking encryption is not an answer. https://internetsociety.org/blog/2020/01/strong-encryption-is-central-to-good-security-indias-proposed-intermediary-rules-puts-it-at-risk/ #StrongInternet
@writefreelyhost your website certificate expired, you may wanna fix that. (Also, you can consider using cert ot to automate the renewal).
So, @matthew , how is the progress going on enabling e2ee by default in Riot? Its been quite for a while now on the progress :p
For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”
We need more media platforms like that.
Find out what privacy has to do with Article 4 of the Universal Decleration of Human Rights!
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called Chelsea Manning's imprisonment and daily fines "an open-ended,
progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture
or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".
2019 has been a big year for Tor. We released Tor Browser for Android, redesigned our website, launched our cryptocurrency donation page, improved major features of Tor Browser, created an Anti-Censorship team, and more.
We have big plans for 2020, too.
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! EFF gets a grant of $15,000 thanks to everyone who has donated during our Year End Challenge so far.
It's boss level time: $20,000 at 5,555 donors before 12/31 https://eff.org/YEC19
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We also help privacy services grow their brand within the privacy community by offering consulting services to ensure they are enriching the privacy experience, not exploiting it.
Practical website fingerprinting attacks against the live Tor network have been limited by the sheer quantity and variety of all kinds & combinations of traffic the Tor network carries. We're looking into new low cost traffic analysis attacks & mitigations https://blog.torproject.org/new-low-cost-traffic-analysis-attacks-mitigations
Signal discusses upcoming "secure value recovery" for account recovery and new functionality:
"Our aim is to unlock new possibilities and new functionality within Signal which require cross-platform long-term durable state, while verifiably keeping this state inaccessible to everyone but the user who created it."
Localization co-leader Qubes OS project
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