[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 jgrahamc):

 Replying to [comment:34 ioerror]:
 > Replying to [comment:30 jgrahamc]:
 > >  A related approach might be for us to say "Let's whitelist all the
 Tor exit nodes". Play that forward a bit and you could see that any abuser
 worth their salt would migrate to Tor increasing the abuse problem through
 > That would be a fine approach - it is true that this could be a problem
 but this would absolutely solve the "defaults" problem we see today.

 It's a very short term solution because if all the abuse moves to Tor the
 obvious next step is that our clients come along and demand that we give
 them the option to block visitors from Tor completely. If we go that way
 wholesale I think it will be negative for everyone.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:38>
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