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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 saw 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 a sometimes lengthy
pause upon activation.

It also fixes several important security issues [XXX]. It is recommended that
all users upgrade as soon as possible [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 Tor Browser Bundles released
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A new set of stable and beta Tor Browser Bundles was announced on the Tor blog [XXX].
As well as disabling the filtering of results for queries submitted to Startpage,
the default search engine, they include an updated version of HTTPS-Everywhere that
no longer causes a storm of requests to clients1.google.com, an issue reported by many
users after the last release [XXX]. In addition, they incorporate important security
updates; it is recommended that all users upgrade as soon as possible.

 [XXX] https://blog.torproject.org/blog/new-tor-browser-bundles-firefox-1709esr
 [XXX] https://bugs.torproject.org/9713

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

XXX: details about release

 [XXX]

Miscellaneous news
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New mirror, thanks nsane2307 [XXX].

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

Jacob Appelbaum inquired with VUPEN about the Tor Project having the right of first
refusal for Tor Browser bugs, in order to protect users [XXX].

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

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

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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