[tor-bugs] #18361 [Tor Browser]: Issues with corporate censorship and mass surveillance

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Tue Feb 23 11:11:43 UTC 2016

#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:
  Sponsor:                                |

Comment (by kbaegis):

 @jgrahamc First of all, thanks for coding in a new feature.  From your
 position that's probably all that you can do safely without receiving
 input directly from your customers.

 Second, thank you for your direct participation in this discussion.

 Finally, I'd invite you to revisit the key point here, which is that your
 product line makes Tor unusable by many users who still want to browse the
 web anonymously.  I understand that your company has a goal.  In this
 specific context, the business goals are causing a legitimate harm to web
 users and this is something that I suggest you revisit more broadly within
 your organization.  Surely CloudFlare has technical expertise that extends
 beyond "Let's fix that with captcha" and there are probably (from an
 engineering perspective) better ways to solve both the problems of DDoS
 and spam than authenticating every single session.

 I'll wrap up with a question.  ''How'' are you intending on rolling out
 this new feature?  Is it going to be opt-in, opt-out, will there be an
 email sent to your customers about using it?  I think that this is
 something that the community is greatly interested in.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:84>
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