v2 onion services deprecation, new Board members, NFT auction results [HTML]

Published on 2021-09-02

Onion service admins must upgrade to v3 onion services as soon as possible


If you are an onion site administrator, you must upgrade to v3 onion services as soon as possible.

As we announced last year, v2 onion services will be deprecated and obsolete in Tor 0.4.6.x. As of April 2021, Tor Browser Alpha uses this version of Tor and v2 addresses no longer work in this and future versions of Tor Browser Alpha.

When Tor Browser stable moves to Tor 0.4.6.x in October 2021, v2 onion addresses will be completely unreachable.

Why are we deprecating v2 onion services? Safety. Technologies used in v2 onion services are vulnerable to different kinds of attacks, and v2 onion services are no longer being developed or maintained. The new version of onion services provides improved encryption and enhanced privacy for administrators and users.

It's critical that onion service administrators migrate to v3 onion services and work to inform users about this change as soon as possible.

Read more about the deprecation on our blog: https://blog.torproject.org/v2-deprecation-timeline

This Week: Documentation Hackathon, August 30 - September 3


Between August 30 and September 3, the Tor Project will host the third edition of our user documentation hackathon, the DocsHackathon.

If you've never volunteered with us before, this is a great opportunity for you to become involved in the community, get closer to our work, and make meaningful contributions. The DocsHackathon is a totally remote and online event.

Find out how to join the event on our blog! https://blog.torproject.org/docshackathon-2021

Join Monthly Tor Localization Hangouts


Every third Friday of the month, the Tor Localization team meets for our Monthly Localization Hangout. We use this time to translate together, share tricks, have fun while translating, meet fellow translators, and find out about the l10n priorities for the Tor Project.

NEXT HANGOUT: September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 UTC (see other timezones: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=L10n+Hangout+Friday&iso=20210820T12&p1=141&ah=8)

If you are not a translator yet, you still have time to become one! https://community.torproject.org/localization/becoming-tor-translator/

Find out more about Localization Hangouts and how to join us: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/community/l10n/-/wikis/Monthly-Tor-Localization-Hangouts

Get Involved with Arti Development


Over the past year or so, we've been working on "Arti", a project to rewrite Tor in Rust (https://blog.torproject.org/announcing-arti). Thanks to funding from Zcash Open Major Grants (ZOMG), we can finally put the Arti project up in our priorities list!

We meet every two weeks to discuss development progress, and all meetings are open to the public, plus recordings are uploaded to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwyU2dZ3LJErozq7cTtImuWkSn_34pEpq.

If you're interested in contributing to Arti, get started here: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/arti/-/blob/main/CONTRIBUTING.md.

ISO: Tor Bridge Operators

Bridge relays are Tor relays that are not listed in the public Tor directory. Bridges are useful for Tor users under oppressive regimes that have blocked access to the regular Tor network, because they help those users circumvent that censorship.

We need your help to run more bridges! Bridges are relatively easy and low bandwidth to operate, but they have a big impact on people impacted by internet censorship. By running a Tor bridge, you help people bypass censorship to browse freely and privately.

Learn how to set up a bridge today with our easy step-by-step guide: https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/bridge/.

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Run a bridge to help censored users access Tor: https://blog.torproject.org/run-tor-bridges-defend-open-internet

Learn about more opportunities to start collaborating: https://community.torproject.org/

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