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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Weekly News — June 11th, 2015



Gracias

> El jun 11, 2015, a las 1:18 PM, Harmony <harmony01@riseup.net> escribió:
> 
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> Tor Weekly News                                          June 11th, 2015
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> 
> Welcome to the twenty-third issue in 2015 of Tor Weekly News, the weekly
> newsletter that covers what’s happening in the Tor community.
> 
> Blocking-resistant communication through domain fronting
> --------------------------------------------------------
> 
> David Fifield, lead developer of the meek [1] pluggable transport,
> co-authored a paper [2] entitled “Blocking-resistant communication
> through domain fronting”, the technique that meek (along with other
> software such as Lantern and Psiphon) uses to ensure that its
> connections to the Tor network can’t be blocked by a censor without
> incurring significant collateral damage. The paper is based on the
> experience of operating domain-fronting systems on the real network.
> Congratulations to the researchers on this milestone in their project!
> 
> David also published the monthly summary of costs [3] incurred by the
> infrastructure for meek. Rate-limits have now been imposed on some
> backends in order to keep the operating costs sustainable.  This
> sophisticated pluggable transport is a vital tool for thousands of users
> in areas that censor all other circumvention systems, so if you know of
> (or are) a friendly funder looking for a worthy project to support,
> please let the community know!
> 
>  [1]: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek
>  [2]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008940.html
>  [3]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008932.html
> 
> The Art of Dissent
> ------------------
> 
> Laura Poitras, Pulitzer Prize-winning director of the Academy
> Award-winning “Citizenfour” and public advocate for Tor and Tails [4],
> documented a collaboration between the Tor Project’s Jacob Appelbaum and
> artist Ai Weiwei — both of them “artists, journalists, dissidents,
> polymaths — and targets” — involving a “zone of hyper-surveillance”,
> shredded NSA documents, and several cuddly toy pandas.
> 
> Laura’s film is available to view on the New York Times website [5] as
> part of its “Op-Docs” series, accompanied by an article in which Laura
> describes her interest in “the way being watched and recorded affects
> how we act, and how watching the watchers, or counter-surveillance, can
> shift power”.
> 
>  [4]: http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2014/31c3_-_6251_-_en_-_saal_1_-_201412301400_-_state_of_the_onion_-_jacob_-_arma.html
>  [5]: http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000003729935/the-art-of-dissent.html
> 
> More monthly status reports for May 2015
> ----------------------------------------
> 
> The wave of regular monthly reports from Tor project members for the
> month of May continued, with reports from Isis Lovecruft [6]
> (maintaining Tor’s bridge distribution system along with other
> coding/organizational work), Israel Leiva [7] (leading the GetTor
> project), Sukhbir Singh [8] (working on Tor Messenger, TorBirdy, and
> GetTor), and Arlo Breault [9] (also developing Tor Messenger, and
> maintaining Tor Check).
> 
> The Tails team published its monthly report [10], while George
> Kadianakis sent out the report for SponsorR [11], and Arturo Filastò
> reported on the OONI team’s May progress [12].
> 
> Tor Summer of Privacy Students Donncha O’Cearbhaill [13] and Jesse
> Victors [14] also sent out their first project status reports.
> 
>  [6]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000847.html
>  [7]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000848.html
>  [8]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000850.html
>  [9]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000851.html
> [10]: https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2015_05/
> [11]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000852.html
> [12]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000853.html
> [13]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2015-June/000849.html
> [14]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008935.html
> 
> Miscellaneous news
> ------------------
> 
> Giovanni Pellerano announced [15] version 3.1.41 of Tor2web, the tool
> for non-anonymous connections to onion services from regular browsers.
> This version of the software allows users to download Tor Browser from
> any running Tor2web instance, as well as other improvements. See
> Giovanni’s message for more details.
> 
> [15]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-June/038108.html
> 
> Donncha O’Cearbhaill published the results [16] of his call for input
> from onion service operators on the challenges of running
> high-performance sites and services through a Tor process.
> 
> [16]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-June/038058.html
> 
> teor published a guide [17] to obtaining a copy of OpenSSL on Mac OS X
> that is recent enough to build a working copy of Tor.
> 
> [17]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-June/008924.html
> 
> Thanks to Justaguy for running another mirror of the Tor Project website
> and software archive [18]!
> 
> [18]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-mirrors/2015-June/000903.html
> 
> Upcoming events
> ---------------
> 
>  Jun 12 19:00 UTC | Tails low-hanging fruit session
>                   | https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2015-June/000218.html
>                   |
>  Jun 15 18:00 UTC | Tor Browser meeting
>                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
>                   |
>  Jun 15 18:00 UTC | OONI development meeting
>                   | #ooni, irc.oftc.net
>                   |
>  Jun 16 18:00 UTC | little-t tor patch workshop
>                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
>                   |
>  Jun 17 13:30 UTC | little-t tor development meeting
>                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
>                   |
>  Jun 24 02:00 UTC | Pluggable transports/bridges meeting
>                   | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
>                   |
>  Jun 30 - Jul 02  | Many Tor people @ 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
>                   | Philadelphia, USA
>                   | https://petsymposium.org/2015/
> 
> 
> This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by Harmony and the
> Tails developers.
> 
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