[tor-project] Smashing all the bugs

Stephanie A. Whited steph at torproject.org
Thu Aug 1 13:13:41 UTC 2019


*Hello Tor! *


Today we launched our Bug Smash Fund. Through the month of August, all
donations the Tor Project receives will be marked to help us smash bugs
and respond rapidly to critical security issues. Many of you have
experienced why we need such a fund: this kind of work is not usually
covered by sponsors or grants, so we have to divert time and funds when
these kind of things happen. And we know that they will happen. So this
month is an opportunity to help us prepare for smashing the bugs ahead.
If you’re able to make a donation, you can do so at

We’re reaching out to community members, press, and influencers to
spread the word, and we could use your help spreading the word, too. 

If you are on Twitter, you can help by sharing the blog post[1], writing
a tweet using one of the graphics Antonela made (which you can find on
the blog and our tweets) and using the hashtag #TorBugSmash, or just by
liking or RTing our posts[2] or any other positive mentions. Talking
about the fund IRL with someone close to you works great, too.

If you feel comfortable, writing a post that mentions your involvement
can have more impact than one without. You could write something like: 

“Bugs happen. I’ve worked on fixing them with @torproject, and we know
there will be more. You can help us be prepared for what bugs may come
by making a donation this month. All donations will go towards smashing
bugs. #TorBugSmash https://donate.torproject.org”

As always, I’ll be watching for posts from the Tor community to engage
with and support. If there’s anything related to this campaign or our
work in general that I’ve missed or would be relevant for us to share,
please let me know. I’m also happy to talk over something you’re
considering posting if you want feedback. You can DM @torproject or me
personally @walnutwordsalad, send me an email, or ping me on IRC (stephw). 



[1] https://blog.torproject.org/tors-bug-smash-fund-help-tor-smash-all-bugs

[2] https://twitter.com/torproject/status/1156910864391262208


Stephanie A. Whited
Communications Director
The Tor Project
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