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Mention GSoC reports

Very first edition of Tor Weekly News. Covering what's happening since June, 26th 2013. To be released on July, 3rd 2013.

Subject: Tor Weekly News — July, 3rd 2013

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Tor Weekly News                                           July, 3rd 2013
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Welcome to the very first issue of Tor Weekly News, the weekly
newsletter meant to cover what is happening in the vibrant Tor
community.

obfsproxyssh
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Yawning Angel announced [1] the very first release [2] of
`obfsproxyssh`, a pluggable transport that uses the ssh wire protocol to
hide Tor traffic. Its author describes the behaviour as “identical to a
user sshing to a host, authenticating with a RSA public/private key pair
and opening a direct-tcp channel to the ORPort of the bridge.”

The announcement contains several open issues and questions. Feel free
to have a look and voice your comments!

[1] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005083.html
[2] http://www.schwanenlied.me/yawning/obfsproxyssh-20130627.tar.gz

Crowdfunding for Tor exit relays and bridges
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Moritz Bartl announced [3] that he hast started a crowdfunding campaign
for Tor exit relays and bridges.

The donations will be distributed equally among all Torservers.net
partner organizations (Zwiebelfreunde e.V., DFRI, Nos Oignons, Swiss
Privacy Foundation, Frënn vun der Ënn and NoiseTor).

For a faster and better network, chip in and spread the word!

[3] http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tor-anti-censorship-and-anonymity-infrastructure/

Jenkins + Stem catching their first regression
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Quoting Damian Johnson: “Our automated Jenkins test runs caught
their first instance of tor regression. This concerned LOADCONF's
behavior after merging a branch for ticket #6752”. A bug [4] was
opened after Damian properly identified the issue.

[4] https://bugs.torproject.org/9122

First round of reports from GSoC projects
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Johannes Fürmann reported [5] on Evil Genius, a test environment 
environment that simulates censorship for OONI. Hareesan reported [6]
on the Steganography browser addon. Cristian-Matei Toader is working [7]
on adding sandboxing to tor using seccomp. Chang Lan implemented [8] a
CONNECT-based transport as part as his efforts to implement an HTTP 
pluggable transport.

[5] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005078.html
[6] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005082.html
[7] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005085.html
[8] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005086.html

Wave of reports for June, 2013
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The wave of monthly reports has started. Damian was the first [5].

[5] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-June/005074.html



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