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Financial Report 2017

Frënn vun der Ënn a.s.b.l.

Treasurer: KAHR Patrick

I. Overview

Assets 01/01/17 31/12/17
Bank Account (currents) +4.221,50€ +1.905,60€
Bank Account (savings)* +2.692,71€ +2.689,21€
Paypal +59,90€ +47,95€
Cash +0,00€ +0,00€

II. Details

  • Revenues: 3866,00
    • Donations: 2966,00 €
    • Membership fees: 900,00 €
  • Expenses: 6181,90
    • Servers: 5687,57 €
    • Admin. charges: 126,03 €
    • Other: 368,30 €
  • Total: -2,315.90

III. Outlook

We received a bit more donations than the last year but we lost quite some membership fees.
In order to keep everything up and running, we do need to attract more members and remind them a bit more profoundly to pay the membership fee or we need to focus even more on donations. Maybe we should push the Bridge program a bit further.

2018/08/10 22:48 · virii

Abuse mail statistics July 2018

Abuse mail counter: 327
DMCA Complaints: 240
Hacks/Attacks/Scans: 62
Bot activity: 24
Other: 1

There was an information request from the police Cuxhaven in Germany, but this could be solved without any issues. We had also even more botnets than last month.

2018/08/08 19:26 · fantawams

Abuse mail statistics June 2018

Abuse mail counter: 167
DMCA Complaints: 145
Hacks/Attacks/Scans: 12
Bot activity: 10
Other: 0

We received an information request from an american lawyer, but it could be resolved peacefully as our servers are situated in europe. There were also a lot of botnets in comparison with previous months.

2018/07/09 21:34 · fantawams

Solidaritéit mat den Däitschen Aktivisten!

Hautzedaags ass et leider ganz normal an üblech, dass wann een sech aktiv fir eis digital Rechter asetzt, een vum Staat ageschüchtert gëtt. Den 20. Juni goufen et bei enger Partner ASBL, der “Zwiebelfreunde e.V.” (déi och ewéi mir, Tor Serveren bedreiwen), engem Hackerspace zu Augsburg, souwéi bei den Leit aus den jeeweilegen Comitéen Hausduerchsuchungen an Perquisitiounen.

Firwat et dozou komm ass? Den Grond ass ganz simpel. Eng Internetsäit déi zu Gewalt géint d'AfD oprifft, huet hiren Email Account bei “Riseup”; Engem Ubidder deen ënner anerem eben E-Mail Accounts fir Aktivisten ubitt. Zwiebelfreunde hunn een Spendenkonto bei deem een sécher ka sinn, datt seng Suen och bei Riseup ukommen. Lo ass et esou, datt déi Internetsäit, wou zum Protest opgeruff gëtt, seng Kontakt E-Mail och bei Riseup huet. An doropshin huet d'Police an Däitschland wuel déi fatal Schlussfolgerung gezunn, datt Zwiebelfreunde och Bedreiwer vun Riseup musse sinn an domadder wuel och mussen deen jeenegen sinn, deen Protestwebsäit bedreift.

Wann Police aus Däitschland sech an deem Fall och nëmmen 5 Minutten Zäit geholl hätt, dann hätt een séier erausfonnt, datt dat esou net ka sinn. Einfach eemol uruffen oder eng E-Mail hätt ville Leit, vill Misère kënnen erspueren. Do derbäi kënnt dann och nach, datt de Comité vun den Zwiebelfreunde just als Zeien gehandelt ginn a net als Verdächteger vun enger Strofdot! Déi Aktioun säitens der Police entseet jiddwer Verhältnesméissegkeet.

Dowéinst kritiséieren mir op't schäerfst d'virgoen vun der Däitscher Justiz. Et kann net sinn, dass Leit déi sech aktiv fir een oppent an fräien Internet asetzen, esou drangsaléiert ginn well d'Police hei Schlussfolgerungen zitt, déi einfach nëmmen skandaléis sinn.

Mir weisen eis dofir solidaresch mat deenen betraffenen Leit an ënnerstëtzen Zwiebelfreunde och bei hiren Rechtlechen Schrëtter géint d'Perquisitiounen an d'Hausduerchsuchungen!

2018/07/07 00:47 · virii

5 years of a Tor Relay Operator

It was the 12th January when the idea of running Tor Relays as a Community was born. It was not an ordinary day. It was the day where the Chaos Computer Club Lëtzbuerg (The Luxembourg chapter of the famous CCC - and our mother organization) organized the first Crypto Party in Luxembourg. There we met Moritz from Zwiebelfreunde e.V. better known as torservers.net He was the pushing factor for the foundation of Frënn vun der Ënn and we want to thank him for his actions and support. From there on we learned a lot of things. How to correctly contact Providers, how to handle abuse, how to run fast Exit Nodes and last but not least how to educate citizens about Tor.

At first we had nothing but a website and barely enough money to run a exit node and now we run multiple unmetered gigabit exit nodes and bridge nodes. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of your generous donations. Be it financial or by your kind and motivating words. Of course ups and downs like every NGO. We nearly faced legal repercussions because of our idealism/ethics and guess what? We are still here protecting your digital rights and we have no intend of stopping. We are now better connected to the community than ever and had the pleasure to meet a lot of cool individuals and organizations.

So what’s next you may ask? Keep on fighting of course!

But here are some of our goals for the future:

  • Always keep the chance of connecting to one of our exit nodes when using Tor to under 10%. Why? Diversity and security reasons. That would make us simply to powerfull and a high class target for any 3 letter agencies. We want to avoid that.
  • A faster response to the needs of the Tor network.
  • More on the ground work. Disributing leaflets and running campagnes.
  • A closer cooperation with other NGOs on the field.

There is still a lot of work for us but we think it’s our duty to get it done. Especially with the sad recent events!

2018/07/04 17:22 · virii
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