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[tor-talk] Tor Weekly News — September 10th, 2015



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Tor Weekly News                                     September 10th, 2015
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Welcome to the thirty-fifth issue in 2015 of Tor Weekly News, the weekly
newsletter that covers what’s happening in the Tor community.

Contents
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 1. Introducing the tor-teachers list
 2. Miscellaneous news
 3. Upcoming events

Introducing the tor-teachers list
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Just as the the Tor network itself grows and evolves through the efforts
of volunteer relay operators in numerous countries,  information about
how and why users should make use of the protections that Tor offers is
also spread by an informal network of teachers and activists working in
many different communities around the world. Tor talks and trainings are
often a feature of free public privacy events like cryptoparties, as
well as Internet security workshops put on by groups and organizations
especially in need of online privacy in their activities.

Until now, Tor teachers have had no central meeting-place to share
advice, compare experiences, or make future plans, so Alison Macrina and
Nima Fatemi this week announced [1] the creation of the tor-teachers
mailing list [2]. According to Alison, whose Library Freedom Project [3]
is itself engaged in teaching Tor and other online privacy tools to
librarians and library patrons across America (and beyond [4]), “this
list is for all the awesome people around the world who are teaching Tor
to their communities, who want to work collectively with other teachers
of Tor to support each other, build community, and make our work even
better”. Topics of discussion will range from “visionary stuff” like the
philosophical underpinnings of the right to free expression and inquiry,
to more prosaic Tor-related questions such as “how to use the darn
thing” and how best to convey this to users from all backgrounds.

If this sounds like the sort of thing you either would like to be doing
or are already an old hand at, you are most welcome to join! Visit the
list-info page to sign up. As with almost all of Tor’s mailing lists,
messages are publicly visible and archived, so you can take a look at
current discussions to see if you want to get involved. Good luck!

  [1]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-September/038933.html
  [2]: https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-teachers
  [3]: https://libraryfreedomproject.org/
  [4]: http://www.libfocus.com/2015/08/reflections-on-online-privacy.html

Miscellaneous news
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Luke Millanta announced the launch of OnionView [5], a web service which
utilizes Tor relay data, gathered using the Onionoo [6] network status
protocol, to plot the location of active Tor nodes onto an interactive
map of the world. Created in collaboration with Tor’s Measurement team,
OnionView’s relay database is updated every thirty minutes to help
ensure map accuracy. Join the developers in the #tor-dev IRC channel to
become involved in future work on OnionView.

  [5]: https://onionview.com
  [6]: https://onionoo.torproject.org/

Upcoming events
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  Sep 12 19:00 UTC | Tails low-hanging fruit session
                   | #tails-dev, irc.oftc.net
                   | https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2015-September/000301.html
                   |
  Sep 14 17:00 UTC | OONI development meeting
                   | #ooni, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 14 18:00 UTC | Tor Browser meeting
                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 15 18:00 UTC | little-t tor patch workshop
                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 16 13:30 UTC | little-t tor development meeting
                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 16 14:00 UTC | Measurement team meeting
                   | #tor-project, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 22 13:00 UTC | SponsorR meeting
                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
                   |
  Sep 27 - Oct 03  | Tor summer dev meeting 2015
                   | Berlin, Germany
                   | https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2015SummerDevMeeting
                   |
  Oct 01 - Oct 03  | ADINA15: A Dive Into Network Anomalies
                   | Rome, Italy
                   | https://ooni.torproject.org/event/adina15/


This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by Harmony and Luke
Millanta.

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