[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:150 cypherpunks]:
 > Replying to [comment:82 jgrahamc]:
 > > 1. We'll roll out the ability for any CloudFlare web site to whitelist
 Tor so that Tor users will not see CAPTCHAs within days.
 > For the free tier too? Someone told me recently that they have fewer
 controls, which would make sense, but if that means that they're stuck
 with the default tor-blocking policy then that is obviously a big problem.

 It is true that free customers have fewer controls, but they will be able
 to whitelist Tor.

 > Also, another repeated question which I haven't seen CloudFlare answer
 yet so I'll restate it here: are you or are you not selling or otherwise
 sharing the very valuable analytics data you're in an ideal position to
 collect? Specific clickstream data, perhaps? Or maybe something derived
 from it, like "people who go to this website also go to this other

 We are not.

 We've written about our logging in the past (https://blog.cloudflare.com
 /what-cloudflare-logs/) and I gave a talk about that
 problems-but-logging-aint-one). Also here's our transparency report:

 Tor users may notice changes starting today as I altered the speed with
 which we download the Tor exit node list to make sure that it's more up to
 date and we are rolling out fix for a caching bug that was identified (see
 earlier) and affected identifying an IP as a Tor exit node.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:152>
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