Objective O2: Ensure users in target countries have access to the best Tor bridge options for circumventing censorship.
Activities under this objective aim to improve aspects of bridge distribution and selection methods. We seek to automate bridge distribution for our users as much as possible, but some distribution mechanisms require minimal user interaction, like solving CAPTCHAs. One example of an active distribution mechanism that is as automated as possible is “moat,” which is already integrated into Tor Browser. The fact that this distribution method is integrated into Tor Browser minimizes the number of hoops our users have to jump through. When possible, we hope to integrate distribution methods developed in this project into Tor Browser, minimizing the impact on the user. With special focus on human rights defenders in the Global South, we will increase access to Tor bridges and expand the network.
- O2.1 - Create an evaluation framework and collect data to better monitor and evaluate current bridge selection and distribution processes.
- O2.2 - Improve user experience and user interface of bridges.torproject.org.
- O2.3 - Develop new and/or improve existing bridge selection and distribution strategies.
- O2.4 - Boost security by increasing the number of bridges run by volunteers and collective entities through improvements to onboarding and better communications.
Parent ticket: trac#31265