[tbb-bugs] #18361 [Tor Browser]: Issues with corporate censorship and mass surveillance

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#18361: Issues with corporate censorship and mass surveillance
 Reporter:  ioerror                       |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement                   |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                          |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser                   |        Version:
 Severity:  Critical                      |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  security, privacy, anonymity  |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by arthuredelstein):

 Maybe CloudFlare could be persuaded to use CAPTCHAs more precisely?

 That is, present a CAPTCHA only when:
 1. the server owner has specifically requested that CAPTCHAs be used
 2. the server is actively under DoS attack, and
 3. the client's IP address is currently a source of the DoS.

 I think it's hugely overkill to show CAPTCHAs all the time to all Tor
 users for every CloudFlare site. It's also unreasonable to maintain a
 "reputation" for a Tor exit node.

 On top of this, Google's reCAPTCHA is buggy and frequently impossible to
 solve. Has CloudFlare considered other CAPTCHAs, or discussed reCAPTCHA's
 problems with Google?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:17>
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