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Cupcake Bridge


A simple browser extension that creates new Tor bridges with no setup or configuration required.

Tor bridges are Tor relays that aren’t listed in the main Tor directory. They are a step forward in the blocking resistance race. Cupcake Bridge is a browser extension that allows users to become new Tor bridges automatically, without having to install a full software suite or configure anything. This project would bring create a Cupcake Bridge extension for Firefox and plugins to work on sites like Wordpress and Drupal significantly growing the number of global Tor bridges.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2013 $66,966 12 months

Total Funding: $66,966

Addressed problems

  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication


  • Technology development


  • General public
  • Activists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs


  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Browser extension

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