[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 strcat):

 Hi jgrahamc,

 As a CloudFlare user, I've noticed that there are many users encountering
 the captchas without the events appearing in the traffic log. I don't
 think sites have any idea how aggressive the feature is by default because
 it seems that only 1/100 events ends up in the traffic log. I think you
 should consider shipping it as Essentially Off by default and allowing
 sites to opt-in to more aggressive checking if they really have anti-spam
 or anti-DoS problems. Most sites do not have those problems. They don't
 allow anonymous comments and already have captchas for registration. They
 may encounter spikes in spam or a DoS attack, in which case it makes sense
 to crank up that setting. If your customers realized how many users they
 were losing, they would be upset.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:169>
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