Tor Browser 9.5a5 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from our
Tor Browser 9.0.5 is now available from the Tor Browser download page and also from our
When ISPs or governments block access to the Tor network, our users rely on bridges to connect. With BridgeDB, we tackle the problem of how to get bridges to censored users while making it difficult for censors to get all bridges. A lot has changed since our last blog post, which introduced BridgeDB version 0.7.1.
There's a new alpha release available for download. If you build Tor from source, you can download the source code for 0.4.3.2-alpha from the download page on the website. Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release likely in the coming week.
Remember, this is an alpha release: you should only run this if you'd like to find and report more bugs than usual.
This is the second stable alpha release in the Tor 0.4.3.x series. It fixes several bugs present in the previous alpha release. Anybody running the previous alpha should upgrade and look for bugs in this one instead.
Changes in version 0.4.3.2-alpha - 2020-02-10
- Major bugfixes (onion service client, authorization):
- On a NEWNYM signal, purge entries from the ephemeral client authorization cache. The permanent ones are kept. Fixes bug 33139; bugfix on 0.4.3.1-alpha.
- Minor features (best practices tracker):
- Practracker now supports a --regen-overbroad option to regenerate the exceptions file, but only to revise exceptions to be _less_ tolerant of best-practices violations. Closes ticket 32372.
This is the first alpha release in the 0.4.3.x series. It includes improved support for application integration of onion services, support for building in a client-only mode, and newly improved internal documentation (online at https://src-ref.docs.torproject.org/tor/). It also has numerous other small bugfixes and features, as well as improvements to our code's internal organization that should help us write better code in the future.
So far, we’ve marked 77 tickets with BugSmashFund. As of today, 56 of those tickets have been closed, and 21 of them are still in progress. With this reserve, we’ve been able to fix bugs and complete necessary maintenance on core tor, bridgedb, Snowflake, and Metrics, as well as complete the Tor Browser ESR 68 migration.
We are pleased to announce that we raised more funds in 2019 from individuals than ever before -- $833,956! This is almost double what we raised in 2018. A little over $300,000 of this income was donated during our end-of-year campaign and was generously matched by Mozilla. Thank you to everyone who contributed. You are helping Tor take back the internet.