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Thirteenth issue of Tor Weekly News. Covering what's happening from September 17th, 2013 to September 24th, 2013. To be released on September 25th, 2013.

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Subject: Tor Weekly News — September 25th, 2013

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Tor Weekly News                                     September 25th, 2013
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Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Tor Weekly News, the weekly newsletter that
covers what is happening in the XXX Tor community.

Tails 0.20.1 is out
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Tails has seen its 33rd release on September 19th [XXX]. The most visible change
might be the upgrade of tor to version 0.2.4.17-rc which should result in
faster and more reliable access to the network after the sudden bump in
Tor clients [XXX]. 

Among other minor bugfixes and improvements, persistence volumes are now properly unmounted
on shutdown. This should prevent data loss in some situations, and avoid sometimes lengthy
pause upon activation.

It also fixes several important security issues [XXX], all users should upgrade [XXX].

  [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/
  [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/how-to-handle-millions-new-tor-clients
  [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/security/Numerous_security_holes_in_0.20/
  [XXX] https://tails.boum.org/news/version_0.20.1/


New Release of XXX
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XXX: cite specific release date, numbers, and developers responsible

XXX: details about release

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Miscellaneous news
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New mirror, thanks nsane2307 [XXX].

  [XXX] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-mirrors/2013-September/000362.html

Item 1 with cited source [XXX].

Item 2 with cited source [XXX].

Item 3 with cited source [XXX].

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Vulnerabilities
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XXX: Reported vulnerabilities [XXX].

 [XXX] vulnerability report source

Jacob Appelbaum inquired with VUPEN about having the right of first refusal for Tor Browser bugs to protect users:

  http://storify.com/fredericjacobs/discussion-between-tor-s-ioerror-and-vupen-s-chaou

Upcoming events
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Sep 30th  | Congress on Privacy & Surveillance
          | A one-day event triggered by recent announcements about secret Internet mass surveillance
          | Lausanne, Switzerland
          | http://ic.epfl.ch/privacy-surveillance
          |
Jul XX-XX | Event XXX brief description
          | Event City, Event Country
          | Event website URL


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XXX

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Possible items :

on EvilGenius by Johannes Fürmann https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2013-September/005484.html