[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 ioerror):

 Replying to [comment:51 cypherpunks]:
 > Replying to [comment:44 ioerror]:
 > > That doesn't solve the issue in a proportional manner.
 > My primary issue is that I cannot access a site at all. I have zero
 intention of doing anything other than reading this marmalade recipe. I
 would gladly trade having nothing for something.

 That suggests that a read only version of these websites without a captcha
 or token of any kind would perfectly fit your use case.

 > >It would be better to solve a captcha or use an anonymous token for
 certain kinds of interactive activity over blanket denial.
 > >
 > >It also doesn't solve any of the other issues - such as the code
 running in people's browsers, the PII collected and so on. I'd rather a
 user have an option to hit an archive that is unrelated at that point -
 wouldn't you?
 > Since I am of the tin-hat variety of TOR user, I do not have images or
 javascript enabled, so solving a captcha becomes nigh possible.
 Interactivity is nice, but I've conditioned myself over the years to treat
 most things through TOR as read-only, and that I can't even do that lately
 for the most benign things is frustrating. It would be nice to have
 options, but at this point, I'd really just like functional basics.

 Right - would you consider the read only version as a default, where to
 say, POST, you'd *then* have to solve a captcha as a reasonable default?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:52>
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