Q&A with The Tor’s Circumvention Lead About Snowflake

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Workshop: Q&A with The Tor’s Circumvention Lead About Snowflake

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Who: Cecylia, Anti-Censorship Team Lead & Gus, Community Team Lead

Date: Tuesday, March 30th

Come meet members of the Tor Team, including their Anti-Censorship Lead, Cecylia, as they share the new pluggable transport for the Tor Browser called Snowflake. This development is great news, as it improves user’s ability to circumvent censorship, even in places where regular Tor connections are censored.

Join us and find out how Snowflake works, how it it's different than Tor Bridges, how this strengthens our ability to defeat censorship, and how you can help. The Tor team is also hoping to get feedback from the community, so come prepared with feedback and questions.

Snowflake uses the highly effective domain fronting technique to make a connection to one of the thousands of snowflake proxies run by volunteers. These proxies are lightweight, ephemeral, and easy to run, allowing us to scale Snowflake more easily than previous techniques.

Cecylia: Lead and developer on the anti-censorship team. Works on pluggable transport development and integration, and BridgeDB.

Gus: Works as Community Team Lead at the Tor Project.

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