Posts by alsmith

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.

Tor’s Bug Smash Fund: Progress Since January 2020

by alsmith | July 17, 2020

At the beginning of August 2019, we asked you to help us build our very first Bug Smash Fund. This fund will ensure that the Tor Project has a healthy reserve earmarked for maintenance work and smashing the bugs necessary to keep Tor Browser, the Tor network, and the many tools that rely on Tor strong, safe, and running smoothly. We want to share a final update on the work the 2019 Bug Smash Fund made possible.

Introducing PrivChat: the Tor Project’s live event series

by alsmith | July 14, 2020

PrivChat is a brand-new fundraising event series held to raise donations for the Tor Project. Through PrivChat, we will bring you important information related to what is happening in tech, human rights, and internet freedom by convening experts for a chat with our community.

Test of Time: Celebrating Onions

by alsmith | May 18, 2020

Today, the pre-Tor onion routing paper, "Anonymous Connections and Onion Routing" by Paul Syverson, David Goldschlag, and Michael Reed from IEEE S&P 1997, is receiving the Test of Time Award by the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland. Congratulations!