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Sponsor 30

Project Title: Empowering Communities in the Global South to Bypass Censorship

Project Period: September 20, 2019 - November 30, 2021

Project Goals/Activities

Objective 1: Support censorship circumvention through the improvement of network measurement methodologies aimed at detecting the blocking of circumvention tools 

Objective 2: Ensure users in target countries have access to the best Tor bridge options for circumventing censorship 

Objective 3: Improve Tor Browser and bridges.torproject.org experience for human rights defenders under censorship

Teams involved:

  • ooni
  • anti-censorship
  • ux
  • applications
  • network
  • metrics
  • community

Project Tracking

Tickets by objective and activity

Objective 1 is worked by OONI and managed in their repositories.

Objective O2: Ensure users in target countries have access to the best Tor bridge options for circumventing censorship.

O2.1 - Create an evaluation framework and collect data to better monitor and evaluate current bridge selection and distribution processes.
A1 - Create an evaluation framework for bridge distribution and selection methods.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#9316 BridgeDB should export statistics closed phw metrics, bridgedb, prometheus, anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o21a1 Medium
#14453 Implement statistics gathering for number of Bridges-per-Transport in BridgeDB closed tor-bridge, bridgedb, anti-censorship-roadmap-august, s30-o21a1 Medium
#19332 Add a BridgeDB module closed karsten metrics-roadmap-2019-q2, anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o21a1 Medium
#29277 Look into getting default Tor bridges scanned by external reachability tests assigned phw augur, measurement, anti-censorship-roadmap-november, s30-o21a1, tbb-bridges Medium
#30152 Monitor anti-censorship infrastructure new gettor-roadmap, s30-o21a1 Medium
#31422 Make BridgeDB report internal metrics new metrics, s30-o21a1 Medium
#31936 Write usage metrics to disk before terminating closed s30-o21a1 Medium
#32203 BridgeDB doesn't create metrics for vanilla bridges closed phw s30-o21a1 Medium
#32276 Help BridgeDB see client IP addresses of moat requests new s30-o21a1 Low

A2 - Evaluate distribution and selection methods for human rights defenders in target regions.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31870 Do an informal usability study on the "get bridges" process new ux, s30-o22a1, usability, s30-o21a2 Medium

A3 - Identify which bridge selection and distribution methods are most used in targeted regions.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31871 Identify what bridge selection and distribution methods are most used​ in targeted regions new s30-o21a3 Medium

O2.2 - Improve user experience and user interface of bridges.torproject.org.
A1 - Evaluate the user experience of our bridge download site, bridges.torproject.org, and provide a report with the top problems encountered by human rights defenders on the ground.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31870 Do an informal usability study on the "get bridges" process new ux, s30-o22a1, usability, s30-o21a2 Medium

A2 - Identify solutions for user problems reported above and implement them to make the portal easier to understand and use successfully.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#10831 Captchas are not accessible for blind users assigned bridgedb-reportbug, bridgedb-ui, anti-censorship-roadmap, s30-o22a2 Medium
#19774 bridges.torproject.org could use a favicon assigned antonela ux-team, easy, s30-o22a2 Very Low
#24607 CAPTCHAs on BridgeDB seem to be getting more difficult assigned anti-censorship-roadmap-november, s30-o22a2 Medium
#28531 Publish a snapshot of what PTs are needed for successful Tor use in each country assigned phw censorship, anti-censorship-roadmap-october, s30-o22a2, s30-o23a2, ux-team Medium
#30317 Update howto on https://bridges.torproject.org/ to take mobile Tor Browser into account new sysrqb tbb-parity, s30-o22a2 Medium
#30941 Need better instructions for requesting bridges via email new sysrqb ux-team, s30-o22a2 Medium

A3 - Localize bridges.torproject.org. Tailor additional localization strategies based on community feedback, requests, and data collected during the project timeframe.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#15404 BridgeDB's email localisation isn't working assigned bridgedb-ui, localization, anti-censorship-roadmap, s30-o22a3 Low
#17626 BridgeDB's email distributor doesn't work if the "get help" text is quoted closed phw bridgedb-email, ux, bridgedb-ux, anti-censorship-roadmap-august, s30-o22a3 Medium
#19839 BridgeDB website: In firefox page shows titles in English and text in the language preferred by the user closed traumschule bridgedb-reportbug, anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o22a3 Low
#26543 Provide a language switcher menu on BridgeDB closed phw anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o22a3 Medium
#31903 Update translations and push translation requests to Transifex closed phw s30-o22a3 Medium
#32035 Only use translations that are >=80% complete new ux, s30-o22a3 Medium
#32134 Request new translation and update i18n instructions closed phw s30-o22a3 Medium

O2.3 - Develop new and/or improve existing bridge selection and distribution strategies.
A1 - Develop new and/or improve existing bridge selection and distribution strategies based on data collected about successful, effective methods per evaluation during O1.1.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#13727 BridgeDB should not distribute Tor Browser's default bridges assigned bridgedb-dist, tbb-bridges, anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o23a1 Medium
#31872 Write up process for distribution of private bridges needs_review s30-o23a1 Medium
#31873 Create new bridge distribution mechanisms new s30-o23a1 High

A2 - Develop methods to present bridges to users based on their location, potentially incorporating relevant censorship data published by OONI.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#28531 Publish a snapshot of what PTs are needed for successful Tor use in each country assigned phw censorship, anti-censorship-roadmap-october, s30-o22a2, s30-o23a2, ux-team Medium
#29695 The captcha displayed while authenticating connecting to a tor bridge is unreadable new tbb-team ux-team, s30-o23a2 Medium
#32740 Implement a feedback loop between BridgeDB and OONI new s30-o23a2 Medium

A3 - Improve ability for bridgedb/authority to test bridges that only expose a pluggable transport.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#30477 Tor should self-test reachability of TCP listeners exposed by PT's new tor-pt, network-team-roadmap-november, s30-o23a3 Medium
#31874 Automatically test the PTs of bridges assigned phw s30-o23a3 Medium

A4 - Update bridgeDB/gettor to give region-specific recommendations for PT and bridges.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31875 BridgeDB should consider a user's location new s30-o23a4 Medium

O2.4 - Boost security by increasing the number of bridges run by volunteers and collective entities through improvements to onboarding and better communications.
A1 - Develop new and/or improve existing bridge selection and distribution strategies based on data collected about successful, effective methods per evaluation during O1.1.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#28526 Document how NGOs can run private obfs4 bridges, and get some doing it assigned ggus education, documentation, ex-sponsor-19, s30-o24a1 Medium
#30777 Run a "set up new bridges" campaign closed anti-censorship-roadmap-september, s30-o24a1 High

A2 - Develop methods to present bridges to users based on their location, potentially incorporating relevant censorship data published by OONI.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31834 Make obfs4 Docker image more usable closed phw docker, s30-o24a2 Medium
#32550 Static tor in docker container assigned phw docker, s30-o24a2 Medium

A3 - Improve ability for bridgedb/authority to test bridges that only expose a pluggable transport.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31877 Promote workshops on how to set up a bridge at relay operator meetups new s30-o24a3 Medium

A4 - Update bridgeDB/gettor to give region-specific recommendations for PT and bridges.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#31877 Promote workshops on how to set up a bridge at relay operator meetups new s30-o24a3 Medium

Objective O3: Improve Tor Browser and bridges.torproject.org experience for human rights defenders under censorship.

O3.1 - Research different scenarios of how human rights defenders experience censorship.
A1 - Develop Tor user personas as a tool to understand users’ contexts and mental models.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
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A2 - Define which censorship scenarios we are going to address.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
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A3 - Use Tor user personas to define user flows that will empower human rights defenders to effectively circumvent censorship based on the scenarios identified above.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
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O3.2 - Design the flow of how our users can bypass the scenarios of O3.1.
A1 - User flow part 1: User learns they are under censorship. Create mockups with different solutions on how to notify Tor Browser users about detected censorship.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#29590 Smarter bootstrapping for Tor Browser on Android taking censorship into account new tbb-team tbb-mobile, ux-team, s32-o32a1 Medium

A2 - User flow part 2: Once censorship is acknowledged by the user, we then guide them on how to bypass the detected censorship. Create mockups with different solutions on how to better guide our users to bypass censorship.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
#14638 Make it easier to add a bridge in network settings new tbb-team uxsprint2015, tbb-usability-stoppoint-wizard, s32-o32a2 Medium
#23971 implement multi-step progress bar for new Tor Launcher UI new brade ux-team, s32-o32a2 Medium
#24527 Inform users in Tor Launcher of which settings are best for them based on their country assigned tbb-team ux-team, s32-o32a2, TorBrowserTeam202004 Medium
#25431 "Tor is censored in my country" does not cover some scenarios new brade tbb-usability, ux-team, s32-o32a2 Medium
#28015 Brainstorm improved ux for orgs that want to give bridges to their people new tbb-team ux-team, education, documentation, ex-sponsor-19, s32-o32a2 Medium
#28556 Detect other installed circumvention tools and offer them as transports new tbb-team ux-team, tor-pt, s32-o32a2 Medium

O3.3 - Implement final design of user flows created on O3.2.
A1 - Implement final design of user flows part 1 and 2.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
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A2 - Test and refine solutions developed under O3.2 by including them on nightly releases so users in the Global South can give us feedback early in the release process.

Ticket Summary Status Owner Keywords Priority
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