[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:
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Comment (by throwaway1):

 I just wanted to comment on this due to being a private beta tester of
 CloudFlare (in it's early years).

 I opened a support ticket requesting that CloudFlare allow GET only
 requests (read-only proxy) for my sites viewers that used TOR. I believe
 this is perfectly feasible since they use nginx as a reverse proxy.
 Several other proxy sites do this already, to prevent spam.

 I was told however that they were "unsure how that would work" and the
 ticket was promptly closed.
 This does concern me as my users frequently get caught up in the captcha
 loop. If using an RSS feed reader through TOR, it is not even possible to
 receive RSS from the site.

 I agree that this is something CloudFlare needs to fix on their end, but
 thusfar have been unwilling to do so.

 I also found a workaround on bypassing the captcha over TOR which I have
 given to some of my users, but will not share it here for obvious reasons.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:59>
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