[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:
Parent ID:                                |         Points:
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Comment (by madD):

 Webmasters who use Google's reCaptcha are reporting since 24th February
 unannounced changes of server response messages, and disruptions in
 service. Needless to say, Google does not react on their complaints in
 support forum.
 CloudFlare with their millions of users do not complain into that forum at
 all, isn't it strange?

 Neither FAQ for reCaptcha / Google Privacy / Google Terms contain
 information about biometrics capture by reCaptcha v2. If this is the case,
 Google knows that it does so illegaly. Implicitly, CloudFlare could
 publicly deny knowing it, to shrug off accusations. However, they don't
 deny it. Why? Non disclosure agreement of some kind?

 While CloudFlare are willing to discuss the reCaptcha trigger conditions,
 they won't talk about the actual reCaptcha v2 code. Non the less there
 must be some exchange with Google, because of the unannounced reCaptcha v2
 changes ever since this ticket got attention.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:160>
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