Tor in Google Summer of Code 2013

by atagar | April 10, 2013

Interested in coding on Tor and getting paid for it by Google? If you are a student, we have good news for you: We have been accepted as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code 2013!

Here are the facts: The summer of code gives you the opportunity to work on your own Tor-related coding project with one of the Tor developers as your mentor. You can apply for a coding project related to Tor itself or to one of its many supplemental projects. Your mentor will help you when you're stuck with your project and guide you in becoming part of the Tor community. Google pays you 5,000 USD for the three months of your project, so that you can focus on coding and don't have to worry about how to pay your bills.

Did we catch your attention? These are your next steps: Go look at the Google Summer of Code FAQ to make sure you are eligible to participate. Have a look at our ideas list to see if one of those projects matches your interests. If there is no project on that list that you'd want to work on, read the documentation on our website and make up your own project idea! Come to #tor-dev on OFTC and let us know about your project idea. Communication is essential to success in the summer of code, and we're unlikely to accept students we haven't heard from before reading their application. So really, come to the IRC channel and talk to us!

Finally, write down your project idea using our template and submit your application to Google until May 3, 2013.

We are looking forward to discussing your project idea with you!


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April 10, 2013


Hi, I'm Patrick. I have a question on phone call privacy. I am from Australia and right now stationed in the usa for my job. In 2 weeks I will have to make a call to my boss who lives in Australia. It is aprivate, confidential conversation. What is the safest way to call my boss and have the conversations without risking it is being recorded somewhere or monitored? should I call my boss using skype-to-skype or should I call him from my cell phone directly to his cell phone...? or is there a better way...?

Am I the only one that just can't make jitsi work??? I'm using my university's network so I'm behind a firewall that I can't disable. Skype works just fine but Jitsi... not even sure how to set it up. As for RedPhone it seems like a nice piece of software... BUT both you and the person you are calling need to have android smart phones.

April 11, 2013


Please embeded tor in C
simple small and compatible with big version.
Meybe encrypt/decrypt library when run it?

April 11, 2013


Hi, try an android app named redphone. Encrypted calls, secured against mitm attacks, free, open source and developed by a guy I personally believe to be trustworthy.