We estimate the number of users by analyzing the requests induced by clients to relays and bridges.
This graph shows the estimated number of directly-connecting clients; that is, it excludes clients connecting via bridges. These estimates are derived from the number of directory requests counted on directory authorities and mirrors. Relays resolve client IP addresses to country codes, so that graphs are available for most countries. Furthermore, it is possible to display indications of censorship events as obtained from an anomaly-based censorship-detection system (for more details, see this technical report). For further details see these questions and answers about user statistics.
The following events have been manually collected in the metrics-timeline Git repository and might be related to the displayed graph.
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CollecTor begins publishing bridge stats from the new bridge authority Bifroest.
tor 0.2.8.7 and 0.2.9.2-alpha are released, changing the bridge authority from Tonga to Bifroest.
Changed the meek-amazon CDN price class from "All" to "Use Only US, Canada and Europe."
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "August 2 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "July 6 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (
Coup attempt in Turkey. A paper (§ 4.1) reports a decline in Tor users.
paper relay graph
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "June 7 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (
Tor Browser 6.0 released, which lacks the fte pluggable transport on Mac.
6.0 blog post ticket
meek-google's App Engine instance is suspended and meek-google stops working.
mailing list post
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "May 4 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (
Tor Browser 6.0a5 and 6.0a5-hardened released, which lacks the fte pluggable transport on Mac.
6.0a5 blog post 6.0a5-hardened blog post ticket
geoip and geoip6 databases updated to "April 5 2016 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country" (
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