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    33'''Editor:''' Lunar
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    5 '''Status:''' FROZEN. Only technical and language fixes welcome. New items should go to [wiki:TorWeeklyNews/2014/20 next week's edition].  Expected publication time: 2014-05-14 12:00 UTC.
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    7 '''Subject:''' Tor Weekly News — May 14th, 2014
    8 
    9 {{{
    10 ========================================================================
    11 Tor Weekly News                                           May 14th, 2014
    12 ========================================================================
    13 
    14 Welcome to the nineteenth issue of Tor Weekly News in 2014, the weekly
    15 newsletter that covers what is happening in the Tor community.
    16 
    17 Tor Browser 3.6.1 is released
    18 -----------------------------
    19 
    20 On May 7th, version 3.6.1 of the Tor Browser was released [1]. Apart
    21 from updating HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript, the new release mainly
    22 solves a regression experienced by proxy users [2].
    23 
    24 The new version should not error out with “You have configured more than
    25 one proxy type” anymore.
    26 
    27    [1]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-361-released
    28    [2]: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/11658
    29 
    30 More monthly status reports for April 2014
    31 ------------------------------------------
    32 
    33 More monthly reports from Tor project members have arrived this week
    34 with submissions from Nicolas Vigier [3] and Roger Dingledine [4].
    35 
    36 Roger also sent the report for SponsorF [5]. The Tails team has released
    37 theirs [6].
    38 
    39    [3]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2014-May/000531.html
    40    [4]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2014-May/000533.html
    41    [5]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-reports/2014-May/000532.html
    42    [6]: https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2014_04/
    43 
    44 Miscellaneous news
    45 ------------------
    46 
    47 ooniprobe 1.0.2 has been released [7]. The new version brings security
    48 fixes, a manpage, a test for Tor bridge reachability among others.
    49 
    50    [7]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/ooni-dev/2014-May/000114.html
    51 
    52 As the Tor blog should migrate away from its current decaying
    53 software [8], Eric Schaefer wrote [9] to tell that he had extracted all
    54 blog posts in a format ready for a static site generator. Comments are
    55 also available.  One option would be to import them in a dedicated
    56 commenting system. Tom Purl has setup [10] a test Juvia instance for
    57 anyone who wish to give it a shot.
    58 
    59    [8]: https://bugs.torproject.org/10022
    60    [9]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/www-team/2014-May/000316.html
    61   [10]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/www-team/2014-May/000318.html
    62 
    63 David Fifield released [11] a new round of Tor Browser modified to
    64 include meek [12]. “Unlike previous bundles […], these ones aren’t
    65 configured to use meek automatically. You have to select ‘Configure’ on the
    66 network settings screen and then choose meek from the list of
    67 transports.” Please give them a try!
    68 
    69   [11]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-qa/2014-May/000410.html
    70   [12]: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/meek
    71 
    72 Isis Lovecruft rewrote [13] the email bridge distributor in order to fix
    73 some fundamental design problems with the old code. Reviews are welcome.
    74 
    75   [13]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-May/006856.html
    76 
    77 Tor help desk roundup
    78 ---------------------
    79 
    80 A relay operator contacted the Tor Help Desk after seeing the following
    81 message in the Tor log: “http status 400 ("Fingerprint is marked
    82 rejected") response from dirserver '128.31.0.34:9131'”.
    83 
    84 One might see this message is if one’s relay was found to be vulnerable
    85 to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and subsequently removed from the Tor
    86 consensus. Instructions for upgrading one’s relay [14] are on the Tor
    87 project’s blog.
    88 
    89   [14]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/openssl-bug-cve-2014-0160
    90 
    91 Upcoming events
    92 ---------------
    93 
    94 May 14 19:00 UTC | little-t tor development meeting
    95                  | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    96                  | https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2014-March/006616.html
    97                  |
    98 May 16 15:00 UTC | Tor Browser online meeting
    99                  | #tor-dev, irc.oftc.net
    100                  | https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tbb-dev/2014-April/000049.html
    101                  |
    102 May 18-21        | 35th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
    103                  | San Jose, California, USA
    104                  | http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2014/
    105                  |
    106 May 27-28        | Tor @ Stockholm Internet Forum
    107                  | Stockholm, Sweden
    108                  | http://www.stockholminternetforum.se/
    109 
    110 
    111 This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by Lunar and
    112 Matt Pagan.
    113 
    114 Want to continue reading TWN? Please help us create this newsletter.
    115 We still need more volunteers to watch the Tor community and report
    116 important news. Please see the project page [15], write down your
    117 name and subscribe to the team mailing list [16] if you want to
    118 get involved!
    119 
    120   [15]: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorWeeklyNews
    121   [16]: https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/news-team
    122 }}}
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