Posts by alsmith

Internet Freedom, Privacy, & LGBTQIA+ Human Rights

by alsmith | June 14, 2021

Every June, we recognize Pride month because internet freedom and the human rights of LGBTQIA+ people go hand in hand. Many LGBTQIA+ people need privacy and censorship circumvention tools like Tor to communicate with their peers, find important resources, or fight for their rights without facing violence.

Dreaming at Dusk: the Tor Project’s NFT Auction & What’s Next

by alsmith | May 28, 2021

In mid-May, the Tor Project held a nonfungible token (NFT) auction of a generative art piece we called Dreaming at Dusk, created by artist Itzel Yard (ixshells) and derived from the private key of the first onion service, Dusk.

This action was held on Foundation and resulted in a final bid of 500 Ethereum (ETH), roughly $2M USD at the time of the auction, with the proceeds going towards the Tor Project and our work to improve and promote Tor.

Tor in the Media: 2020

by alsmith | February 8, 2021

This year, we’re continuing a new tradition of reviewing media and news stories that mentioned...

2020 Fundraising Results: Thank You!

by alsmith | January 25, 2021

Thank you to everyone who made a donation in 2020! You make it possible to resist the surveillance pandemic. You’ve made it possible for the Tor Project and the tools we support to survive a very difficult time, and to prepare for 2021 with ambitious plans.

Use a Mask, Use Tor: Friends of Tor Matching Donations up to $100,000

by alsmith | November 9, 2020

Starting today through December 31, every dollar donated to the Tor Project, up to $100,000, will be matched by Friends of Tor. That means that your donation will make double the impact. We’re able to offer this match because of generous folks in our community who believe in Tor, privacy online, and the work to resist the surveillance pandemic.

Use A Mask, Use Tor: Resist the Surveillance Pandemic

by alsmith | October 21, 2020

As many friends and followers of Tor know by now, we spend the final weeks of each year asking for your help as part of our year-end fundraising campaign. For our 2020 campaign, we wanted a theme that conveys a positive message and speaks to the power of this kind of community action. That’s why we decided on the theme Use a Mask, Use Tor.