[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:
 Reviewer:                                |        Sponsor:  None

Comment (by paradox):

 It is getting worse.

 Got a Google captcha. Clicked on audio challenge. Instead of a series of
 numbers the message was:
 "Your computer or network maybe sending automated queries.
 To protect our users, we cannot process your request right now."
 (Here the full message:

 Subsequently right after the audio message clicked on "Get a visual
 Solved the warped image correctly. Got the content.

 This happened repeatedly over the course of several hours. Each time with
 different content, requested from different exit node located in different
 Each time the same pattern, audio message denies, visual challenge carries

 I think we should determine the responsibilities in the Google-Cloudflare
 mishmash for indiscriminately denying a minority group of privacy
 conscious users access to web content.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:200>
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