Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#29590 new project

Smarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser taking censorship into account

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team, s32-o32a1
Cc: antonela, sysrqb, phw, cohosh Actual Points:
Parent ID: #31283 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor30-must

Description

Right now we don't offer the user much help when connecting wherever they are with their mobile phone. They get to make the choice to be on the safe side given their current context as to whether they want to connect directly or use a bridge/PT.

However, we might be able to be smarter here and make at least suggestions or allow even some bridge selection behind the scenes helping with a more automated bootstrapping.

The desktop related tickets are #21951 and #24527.

See for a good summary on what the Briar folks do (with further links to tickets on their side): https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2019-February/013708.html.

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#34345newtbb-team"Don't Bootstrap" Startup ModeApplications/Tor Browser

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 17 months ago by pili

Cc: phw added

Might be of interest to anti-censorship team

comment:2 Changed 17 months ago by pili

Sponsor: Sponsor30-can

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by gaba

Keywords: s32-o32a1 added
Parent ID: #31283

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by sysrqb

Keywords: tbb-mobile removed
Sponsor: Sponsor30-canSponsor30-must
Summary: Smarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser on Android taking censorship into accountSmarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser taking censorship into account

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by cohosh

Cc: cohosh added

cohosh cc'ing myself on sponsor 30 work

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