[tor-project] Anti-censorship team monthly report: February 2020
phw at torproject.org
Fri Mar 13 00:17:41 UTC 2020
Here's what the anti-censorship team has accomplished in February 2020:
* Did a trial deployment of Tor Browser with Snowflake and Turbo Tunnel.
This branch of development enables Snowflake to work for a long time,
by migrating across temporary proxies.
One known major usability bug remains:
* Update webextension and webpage with new translations.
* Debugged some pion library performance issues.
* Worked on a throughput check for Snowflake proxies.
* Fixed broken localisation for some locales.
* Fixed the email rate-limiter and delete old requests.
* Added database tests for GetTor and fixed the database handling code.
* Worked on fix to ignore quoted help text in GetTor emails.
* We finally finished porting BridgeDB to Python 3.
* Did another analysis round to better understand how our new CAPTCHAs
affected users: <https://bugs.torproject.org/24607#comment:17>
* Updated BridgeDB's documentation.
* Made some progress towards an easier-to-understand email response.
* Retired obfs3, ScrambleSuit, and FTE from BridgeDB.
* Refactored a Python script that will help us test BridgeDB's email
distributor using Nagios.
* Created a preliminary process for the distribution of private bridges
* Fixed a synchronisation issue in bridgestrap and wrote unit tests for
* Made some progress towards building docker images for architectures
other than amd64.
* Started using Debian "slim" to reduce the size of our obfs4 docker
image. The size went from approximately 120 MB to 70 MB.
* Created a pull request that adds our latest default bridges to OONI.
* Wrote a blog post introducing BridgeDB version 0.9.3.
* Wrapped up our bridge campaign retrospective.
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