[tor-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 jgrahamc):

 Replying to [comment:34 ioerror]:
 > In any case - I think we all agree that there is a serious problem here
 and we should involve our communities and not just have backroom
 communications that do not result in differences for users. There are
 millions of impacted users who are being censored from reading websites
 because of a combination of issues - every single day.

 I don't agree with your characterization of this as "censoring". That
 implies an active desire to prevent people from reaching certain types of
 content. Given all that we've done to uphold free speech in the face of a
 barrage of criticism I think your use of the word "censor" is unwarranted.

 > I encourage you to use the Tor Browser for a week and report back to us
 about how well it works for you. If your experience is completely
 different from the rest of us, we'd very much like to learn about the
 different factors in your web surfing habits.

 I did this three weeks ago. In addition the entire company was forced for
 30 days to see CAPTCHAs any time they visited a site using CloudFlare
 while in our offices. Doing so caused us to fix lots of problems with the
 way the CAPTCHA was implemented. I also personally worked on the code that
 deals with prevention of a CAPTCHA when the circuit changes and fixed a
 bug that was preventing it working correctly.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:36>
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