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    27 The Tor Browser team put out a new stable version [XXX] of the
    28 privacy-preserving browser. Version 5.0.1 fixes a crash bug in the recent
    29 5.0 release that was hindering some users’ attempts to access popular
    30 websites like Google Maps and Tumblr. There are no other changes in this
    31 release.
     27The Tor Browser team put out a new stable version [1] of the
     28privacy-preserving browser. Version 5.0.1 fixes a crash bug in the
     29recent 5.0 release that was hindering some users’ attempts to access
     30popular websites like Google Maps and Tumblr. There are no other changes
     31in this release.
    3232
    3333Thanks to the new automatic update mechanism in the Tor Browser 5.x
    3434series, you are probably already running the upgraded version! If not,
    35 head to the project page [XXX] to get your copy.
     35head to the project page [2] to get your copy.
    3636
    37  [XXX]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-501-released
    38  [XXX]: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
     37  [1]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-501-released
     38  [2]: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html
    3939
    4040Tor talks at Chaos Communication Camp 2015
     
    4242
    4343There was a heavy Tor presence at the recent Chaos Communication
    44 Camp [XXX] near Zehdenick, Germany, and as usual there were some
     44Camp [3] near Zehdenick, Germany, and as usual there were some
    4545Tor-related talks by community members that are now available to watch
    4646online. Tor and Debian developer Lunar, one of the minds behind Debian’s
    47 pioneering and highly successful reproducible builds project [XXX]
    48 (itself inspired by the Tor Browser team’s work in this line [XXX]) gave
    49 a talk entitled “How make your software build reproducibly”.
     47pioneering and highly successful reproducible builds project [4] (itself
     48inspired by the Tor Browser team’s work in this line [5]) gave a talk
     49entitled “How make your software build reproducibly” [6].
    5050
    5151Tor Project Director of Communications Kate Krauss, meanwhile,
    52 participated in a talk entitled “What’s the catch?” [XXX], addressing
    53 the subject of free software projects receiving funding from State
     52participated in a talk entitled “What’s the catch?” [7], addressing the
     53subject of free software projects receiving funding from State
    5454organizations, and the ways in which this does or does not affect the
    5555work of these projects.
    5656
    5757Tor developers also participated in the “Tor Services using GNS” session
    58 of the Youbroketheinternet village [XXX]. The session was about Tor using
     58of the Youbroketheinternet village [8]. The session was about Tor using
    5959GNS as its name resolution system, and about various ways that we could
    60 integrate GNUNet and other anonymity systems with Tor. It was decided that the
    61 discussion will continue on the tor-dev mailing list.
     60integrate GNUNet and other anonymity systems with Tor. It was decided
     61that the discussion will continue on the tor-dev mailing list.
    6262
    63  [XXX]: https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Main_Page
    64  [XXX]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
    65  [XXX]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/deterministic-builds-part-one-cyberwar-and-global-compromise
    66  [XXX]: https://media.ccc.de/browse/conferences/camp2015/camp2015-6657-how_to_make_your_software_build_reproducibly.html
    67  [XXX]: https://media.ccc.de/browse/conferences/camp2015/camp2015-6900-what_s_the_catch.html
    68  [XXX]: https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Session:Tor_Services_using_GNS
     63  [3]: https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Main_Page
     64  [4]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
     65  [5]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/deterministic-builds-part-one-cyberwar-and-global-compromise
     66  [6]: https://media.ccc.de/browse/conferences/camp2015/camp2015-6657-how_to_make_your_software_build_reproducibly.html
     67  [7]: https://media.ccc.de/browse/conferences/camp2015/camp2015-6900-what_s_the_catch.html
     68  [8]: https://events.ccc.de/camp/2015/wiki/Session:Tor_Services_using_GNS
    6969
    7070Happy sixth birthday, Tails!
     
    7272
    7373In the small hours of Sunday night, the Tails project turned six years
    74 old [XXX]. It may still have most of its milk teeth, but the anonymous
     74old [9]. It may still have most of its milk teeth, but the anonymous
    7575live operating system is already the security tool of choice for a wide
    7676range of users. It has been endorsed by Reporters Without Borders,
    7777groups campaigning against domestic violence, and the team behind the
    7878Academy Award-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR (among many others), as
    79 Voice of America reported last month [XXX].
     79Voice of America reported last month [10].
    8080
    8181The Tails team has laid out its vision for the next two years in its
    82 draft 2016-2017 roadmap [XXX], and you can read a summary of its current
    83 activities in the last monthly report [XXX]. Congratulations to the team
     82draft 2016-2017 roadmap [11], and you can read a summary of its current
     83activities in the last monthly report [12]. Congratulations to the team
    8484on reaching this anniversary!
    8585
    86  [XXX]: https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2015-August/000297.html
    87  [XXX]: http://www.voanews.com/content/digital-solution-helps-shield-online-activists/2873529.html
    88  [XXX]: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/roadmap_2016-2017/
    89  [XXX]: https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2015_07/
     86  [9]: https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-project/2015-August/000297.html
     87 [10]: http://www.voanews.com/content/digital-solution-helps-shield-online-activists/2873529.html
     88 [11]: https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/roadmap_2016-2017/
     89 [12]: https://tails.boum.org/news/report_2015_07/
    9090
    9191Miscellaneous news
     
    9393
    9494Hot on the heels of last week’s 2.4 release, Karsten Loesing put out
    95 version 2.5 [XXX] of Onionoo, the Tor network data observatory. This
     95version 2.5 [13] of Onionoo, the Tor network data observatory. This
    9696release adds a new optional field named “measured” to Onionoo’s details
    9797documents. “The main idea behind this new field is that relay operators
     
    101101writes Karsten. The new field is not yet shown in Onionoo web interfaces
    102102like Globe and Atlas, but it is accessible through the Onionoo API. For
    103 more details, see the relevant ticket [XXX].
     103more details, see the relevant ticket [14].
    104104
    105  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-August/009291.html
    106  [XXX]: https://bugs.torproject.org/16020
     105 [13]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-August/009291.html
     106 [14]: https://bugs.torproject.org/16020
    107107
    108108David Fifield announced that the recent outage affecting meek’s
    109 Microsoft Azure backend is now resolved [XXX]. Most users will have
     109Microsoft Azure backend is now resolved [15]. Most users will have
    110110switched to the workaround version included in the most recent Tor
    111111Browser releases, but if for some reason you are still using the old
    112112configuration, it too should now be working once again.
    113113
    114  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-August/038780.html
     114 [15]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-August/038780.html
    115115
    116116David Stainton asked for brief code review of his Twisted-based Tor HTTP
    117 proxy [XXX]. “Is this project worthy of your precious 10 minutes to
     117proxy [16]. “Is this project worthy of your precious 10 minutes to
    118118review it... so I can improve the code quality?”
    119119
    120  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-August/009260.html
     120 [16]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-August/009260.html
    121121
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