[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 15 October 2020

Cecylia Bocovich cohosh at torproject.org
Thu Oct 15 16:44:53 UTC 2020

Here is our meeting log:


and our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday October 15th 16:00 UTC

Weekly meetings, every Thursday at 16:00 UTC, in #tor-meeting at OFTC
(channel is logged while meetings are in progress)

== Goal of this meeting ==

Weekly checkin about the status of anti-censorship work at Tor.
Coordinate collaboration between people/teams on anti-censorship at Tor.

== Links to Useful documents ==

    Our anti-censorship roadmap:


    The anti-censorship team's wiki page:


    Past meeting notes can be found at:


    Tickets that need reviews:  from sponsors we are working on:

    All needs review tickets:

    Sponsor 30





    Sponsor 28

    must-do tickets:

    possible tickets:

    Anti-censorship related tickets that we want other teams to fix:

    https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-tickets-keep <-- it
will be moved into gitlab with TPO labels <-- do we still need this? The
label is 'for anticensorship team'

    Public bug-reporting pad:


== Announcements ==

== Discussion ==

    Anti-censorship related tickets that we want other teams to fix:

    https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-tickets-keep <-- it
will be moved into gitlab with TPO labels <-- do we still need this? The
label is 'for anticensorship team'

== Actions ==

== Interesting links ==

== Reading group ==

    We will discuss "" on

    Questions to ask and goals to have:

    What aspects of the paper are questionable?

    Are there immediate actions we can take based on this work?

    Are there long-term actions we can take based on this work?

    Is there future work that we want to call out, in hopes that others
will pick it up?

== Updates ==

    This week:
        - What you worked on this week.
    Next week:
        - What you are planning to work on next week.
    Help with:

         - Something you need help with.

  This week (2020-10-08):

    Prepared for and presented at the PTIM.

    Lots of bridgestrap refactoring; made it test bridges by configuring
a bridge over the control port and then waiting until it received the
bridge descriptor.

  Next week:

    Hopefully wrap up bridgestrap.

  Help with:

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2020-10-15
Last week:
    - implemented proof of concept for snowflake NAT matching
    - read kyle's report on snowflake detection and made some tickets
    - talked to phw about rdsys reimplementation
    - wrote up some results from snowflake measurements in China
This week:
    - review of rdsys
    - follow up on snowflake NAT matching solution (snowflake#40013)
    - follow up on progress towards a telegram bot for gettor
    - work with Guardian project on Snowflake integration
    - sponsor 28 evaluations (might miss part of next meeting)
Needs help with:
    - review of snowflake#40013
    - thoughts on snowflake#32657

juggy :
    This week:
        - Got very basic "suggested readings" list up and running here :
    Next week:
        - Keep studying BridgeDB to write architectural overview
    Help with:
        - Open issues here
(https://github.com/jugheadjones10/anti-censorship-reading ) for
papers/resources/readings that you think might be useful for newcomers

arlolra: 2020-06-11

    Last week:


    Next week:

    - follow ups to #33365

    - start on #31201

    Help with:


dcf: 2020-10-15

    Last week:

    - put updated snowflake.torproject.org messages where they can be
picked up by translators

    - filed a ticket about a phantom ".tx" language option at

    - spent some time deciding that an Azure root TLS certificate change
does not affect us (because obfs4proxy pins the public keys of
intermediates, not roots)

    Next week:

    Help with:

Antonela: 2020-08-27

    This week:

    - Wrapping Babatunde's research on the use of circumvention tools
during internet censorship in Africa. Wrapping Personas for s30 with it.

    For september:

    - We are planning interviews with users in China to run our bridges
discovery issues script in real time. We discussed to include TBA +
snowflake as a task for users to run over a week or two and report back.


    - I still have bridges.tpo to lektor issue open

    - More work on UX/UI for TB 10.0/10.5

    - Review Salmon related tickets (im late with it!)


    Last week:

    -Finished patch for #34218

    -Started with #5 (rdsys) but didn't quite finish it yet

    Next week:

    -Definetly finnish rdysy #5

    -Dig deeper into Pluggable Transports/HTTPT/Issues/#4

    Help with:

    -Review of #34218

hanneloresx: 2020-10-15

    Last week:

    - Investigate #33727

    Next week:

    - #32117: Look at CAPTCHA success rate for users from the US across
different types of bridges

    Help with:


thymbahutymba: 2020-04-02
    Last week:
        - CI/CD pipeline for multiarch docker images, which has a problem
          with the apt tor version even though the apt repository have been
          changed into the Dockerfile.
    Next week:
    Help with:

HashikD: 2020-10-06

    This week:


    Next week:

    - Will be back shortly

    Help with: -

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