[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:71 lhi]:
 >  I don't understand why you (or jgrahamc) bother with this discussion
 anyway. what's in it for you?

 Three reasons:

 1. Economic. A group of users (who use our customers web sites) are having
 trouble accessing those web sites. In this case it's Tor users, if it were
 "people in Brazil" or "people on BlackBerry devices" you'd likely see me
 get involved. That's my job (partly).

 2. Technical. Solving the spam, DoS, hacking problem for Tor is hard
 because of anonymity. That makes it technically interesting. If we can
 protect our clients from abuse through Tor while letting legitimate users
 browse unhindered it's a technical win.

 3. Ethical. CloudFlare has a service called Project Galileo
 (https://www.cloudflare.com/galileo/) where we offer free protection to
 at-risk public interest websites referred to us by partners like ACLU,
 EFF, etc. We've deflected massive DDoS attacks keeping people online whose
 speech is threatened.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:89>
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