It has become a tradition for me to write a blog post at the end of each year, sharing my vision for the Tor Project for the upcoming year. Before talking about what I see for us in 2022, I want to reflect on 2021 and how this has been a year of resilience for Tor.
Today the Tor Project is launching the Run a Tor Bridge campaign. Participants are invited to contribute and help censored users by running a Tor bridge. You can find more details below, including our special reward kits for participants. The campaign will run from November 17 to January 7, 2022. Join us and help censored users!
We will be hosting another State of the Onion livestream, a compilation of updates from the Tor Project's different teams discussing highlights of their work during the year and what we are excited about in the upcoming year, on November 17 from 17:00 - 19:00 UTC.
You're invited to a virtual State of the Onion on November 16 from 16:00 to 18:00 UTC. We'll this talk about highlights of the work we’ve accomplished during the year and what we are excited about in the upcoming year, plus hear from the Tor community.
According to a recently published research paper co-authored by researchers from Drexel, NYU, and the University of Washington, Tor users make high-quality contributions to Wikipedia. And, when they are blocked, as doctoral candidate Chau Tran, the lead author describes, "the collateral damage in the form of unrealized valuable contributions from anonymity seekers is invisible."
Today, we are officially launching our Community portal. This is part of our continuous effort to better organize all of our different content into portals. The Community portal contains six sections: Training, Outreach, Onion Services, Localization, User Research, and Relay Operations. It's about time that the Tor Project has a dedicated place to help you to help Tor!