We are happy to share the news of another important milestone for .onion services! You can now get DV certificates for your v3 onion site using HARICA, a Root CA Operator founded by Academic Network (GUnet), a civil society nonprofit from Greece.
Previously, .onion site administrators who needed a TLS certificate had to either hack other solutions or spend a significant amount of money purchasing an EV certificate. Now with HARICA, acquiring a certificate has become more accessible, but we know that free certificates are ideal and are looking forward to that moment.
The “Reclaim Your Face” coalition has launched a European Citizens’ Initiative for a ban on biometric mass surveillance. European Digital Rights (EDRi) and more than fifty organizations are calling to sign the petition. One million signatures must be collected in at least seven EU countries within one year. Read more and sign the petition.
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The metrics timeline is a database of news and events that may affect Tor Metrics graphs. This post is about how you can contribute to the timeline and help keep it up to date.
A timeline of events helps in interpreting graphs. For example, you may look at a graph and ask, "Why did the number of Tor users in Sri Lanka increase for a week in 2018?"
Checking the timeline, we find that at that time in Sri Lanka there was a block of Facebook and other services. A likely explanation for the increase of users is that people were using Tor to access the blocked services.
The metrics timeline is useful but incomplete—for example, it tends to only include events that make international news. Some past events have a start date but are missing an end date. And some events mark unusual graph features, but do not have an explanation. You can help the Tor Project and people trying to understand use of the Tor network by contributing your knowledge to the metrics timeline. Read more about contributing to the Tor metrics timeline.
(March 18) Tor 0.4.6.1-alpha is the first alpha release in the 0.4.6.x series. It improves client circuit performance, adds missing features, and improves some of our DoS handling and statistics reporting. It also includes numerous smaller bugfixes. Full changelog.
(March 16) These releases fix a pair of denial-of-service issues. We recommend that everybody upgrade to one of the releases that fixes these issues (0.3.5.14, 0.4.4.8, or 0.4.5.7) as they become available to you. Full changelog.
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