[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 lunar):

 Replying to [comment:124 jgrahamc]:
 > Replying to [comment:123 ioerror]:
 > > Could you give us some actual absolute numbers here? This chart is
 without context or even absolute numbers where we may compare with some
 other sources of information.
 > That's the percentage of Tor exit nodes.

 If I understood correctly, this chart show individual Tor exit nodes who
 have been spotted doing at least one of the “abuse” you describe earlier.
 If that's correct, then it's just totally meaningful data. Tor users can
 control which exit node they use. So this could just be a **single** Tor
 user doing a **single** attempt at SQL injection repeatedly over
 **different exit nodes**.

 Please stop framing this as “*Tor traffic is 90% abuse*”. This is not what
 your numbers are telling us.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:134>
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