Alex Færøy, Nick Mathewson, and I have just released a source tarball for a new Tor alpha (sig). This is the first time for Alex and me making a Tor release! We're hoping that rotating some of our more tedious responsibilities among all the developers on the Network Team will relieve unfair pressure on people like Nick who pour enormous amounts of time and effort into these tasks. You can help us out by testing the alpha, and please report any issues you encounter!
Isis Agora Lovecruft will be visiting the University of Waterloo and giving a talk on current work to protect bridge relays, future improvements for Tor's circuit-layer cryptography, and designs for a post-quantum hybrid handshake for Tor.