[tor-project] Anti-censorship meeting notes, 22 April 2021

Cecylia Bocovich cohosh at torproject.org
Thu Apr 22 18:06:10 UTC 2021

Hi everyone,

Here are our meeting logs:


and our meeting pad:

Anti-censorship work meeting pad

Next meeting: Thursday April 22nd 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:

    Public bug-reporting pad:

    https://pad.riseup.net/p/tor-anti-censorship-bugs-keep <-- we have
anonymous tickets handling now. Let's see which anti-censorship repos to

== Announcements ==

    The Cure53 security audit of Turbo Tunnel is over.

is a resource leak found by the audit.

    David is waiting on an upstream disclosure before publishing the
report, but there is nothing much to worry about regarding Snowflake.

== Discussion ==

    Snowflake in Tor Browser 10.5 stable (mid June)?

    Conclusion: yes, we're going to plan to ship Snowflake enabled in
Tor Browser 10.5. There are a list of things we should make sure we're
in a good position to monitor so we can know how it's going. And we
might shoot for a 'soft launch', i.e. put it in but ask the comms team
to not make such a big deal out of it quite yet.

== Actions ==

== Interesting links ==


== Reading group ==

    We will discuss "Domain Shadowing: Leveraging Content Delivery
Networks for Robust Blocking-Resistant Communications" on April 29th


    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.

cecylia (cohosh): last updated 2020-04-22
Last week:
    - talked to OONI about adding fallback dirs to tor test
    - wrote a plaintext email template for our prometheus alert manager
    - implemented a shim for Moat to parse client USERADDR (bridgedb#32276)
    - finished draft report on Tor blocking in Belarus
    - reviewed emma#4
    - revised prometheus alerts for snowflake (snowflake#40024)
This week:
    - upload scripts used for censorship-analysis#40002
    - revise snowflake v2 API (snowflake#40036)
    - use json for client-broker interaction (snowflake#29293)
    - congestion logging patches for snowflake#40026
    - install our snowflake app on android and try it out for a few days
    - deploy moat shim
Needs help with:
    - review of bridgedb#32276 (low priority)
    - review of censorship-analysis#40002 (roger/gus)
    - review of fixes to snowflake!32

arlolra: 2020-10-29

    Last week:


    Next week:

    - getting back up to speed

    - follow ups to #33365

    - start on #31201

    Help with:


dcf: 2021-04-22

    Last week:

    - archived snowflake-webextension-0.5.4

    - checked on probetest CPU usage

    - opened an issue for a Snowflake resource leak found by the Turbo
Tunnel security audit

    - opened an issue for a broken error check in the Snowflake server

    - reviewed PT v2 API branch

    Next week:

    - review of broker metrics export

    Help with:

Antonela: 2020-08-27

    This week:


    Last week:

    -Been busy with university stuff for the last few weeks

    Next week:

    -Work on bridgebox for rdsys

    -More research on httpt #4

    Help with:


hanneloresx: 2021-3-4

    Last week:

    - Submitted MR for bridgestrap issue #14

    Next week:

    - Finish bridgestrap #14

    - Find new issue to work on

    Help with:


HashikD: 2021-01-22

    This week:


    Next week:


    Help with: -

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