EURAFRI Tor Address
In keeping with our activities to protect privacy and avoid any kind of surveillance, the EURAFRI website is now also available via the V3 Onion address:
In general, we believe that the Tor Browser should be the default browser of smart internet users. By anonymizing the IP address and the traffic, you can even carry out delicate research on the Internet without transferring personal data to third parties.
Websites that you cannot visit with the Tor Browser are likely to be up to no good with your data and internet movements. There is absolutely no reason to block sites for Tor users, and it certainly doesn’t make the server more secure. Attacks on the server come from the ClearNet and the Tor network and therefore a server must generally be well protected. Blocking Tor is a deceptive security.
Avoid collecting data about your behavior on the Internet and removing pages from your visit list that you cannot visit with the Tor Browser.
The Tor Browser is available for Windows, Linux and MAC on the desktop and mobile for Android and LineageOS. The Tor Browser is not available for IOS, so a switch, preferably to LineageOS without gapps, is recommended for increased privacy.
We will publish some tutorials on this shortly.
EURAFRI Tools and communication
Website and Content
The structure of the EURAFRI website is completely based on static websites with the Open Source Generator Hugo. In addition, we have set up a Gitea instance in order to subsequently enable new content and entries in the listings through pull requests. Hugo (https://gohugo.io) already has many years of experience and we are really convinced of the use of static websites for projects without e-commerce. Since we are based in the EU, we can only allow content via pull requests for liability reasons. Details and coordination in the respective Matrix rooms.
Mastodon, Peertube and RSS
We have decided to forego any centralized social networks and platforms and only offer streams that are not influenced by algorithms from central providers.
With Mastodon (https://joinmastodon.org) we have been relying on a private presence in the decentralized Fedivers for a long time. We are allowed to use the https://mastodon.ctseuro.com instance of the CTS and are at:
or can be found directly in Fediverse at @email@example.com. All new entries on the website are automatically transferred to Fedivers by the RSS2Toot bot. Mastodon, or the Fediverse with the ActivityPub protocol, is the coolest way to follow us.
With Mastodon we have an ingenious replacement for a well-known but centrally managed micro blogging platform.
With the Peertube software (https://joinpeertube.org/) it is now also possible to operate your own video server as a decentralized alternative to a large platform of a data collector. We are allowed to use the instance of CTS GMBH and will set up an account for videos of the project on https://peertube.ctseuro.com. Peertube also uses the ActivityPub protocol and can therefore be reached in Fedivers. For example, each Mastodon account can follow a Peertube account and vice versa. A really ingenious solution, especially there are also ActivityPub extensions, e.g. for Wordpress and others. This means that a Mastodon account can e.g. follow a Wordpress blog unfiltered.
Of course, like any well-structured website, we also offer an RSS feed so that our site can be included in the personal news stream.
Element Matrix Messenger
We also rely on open source for our Messenger solution with complete decentralization and the security of E2E encryption without any possibility for the server administrators to read. The founders have been working with Matrix and the Element Messenger since version 0.23 and it has been shown, now we are at 1.33.0, that the decision was the right one.
The Matrix protocol is an open protocol, anyone can connect their own server to the Matrix and like with e-mail, every user can communicate with users from other servers. The device check makes it impossible to smuggle in “reading devices”.
The Element Messenger (https://element.io) is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, IOS and also LineageOS. The messenger can be loaded via F-Droid too and also works without GApps on LineageOS.
The great thing about it is that there is a multi-device functionality, i.e. several of your devices can be active at the same time and they are all synchronized. Whether on a PC, tablet or smartphone, you always see all communication and can answer from any device.
Communication between EURAFRI members takes place exclusively via the Element Messenger or other Matrix clients. You can find the addresses of the core team here:
We also have a public group room as a reception. This room can be with the address:
can be entered by any server in the Matrix. We will then invite you to the respective project and group rooms.
It takes a lot of work to convey to users that we need an Internet with more security and privacy!
To get a taste, you can follow the link that leads to the reception: