[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 jgrahamc):

 Replying to [comment:180 cypherpunks]:
 > Of course we all want the perfect solution in happy rainbow land, but
 let's face it, allowing read-only of the cache will take about 5% of the
 resources that the "proper" solution would take and make 95% of users
 happy. I would consider this a good first step in the right direction. It
 would also take a lot of pressure from the recaptcha issues, and might
 rather increase the elasticity in your resource planning instead of
 occupying more resources.

 I'm not sure how you come up with the 5% number but I think you
 underestimate how complicated deciding what R/O is in the web. Plenty of
 attacks come through GET requests. Doing the R/O mode seems like a nasty

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18361#comment:182>
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