Google and Tor.
pumpkin at cotse.net
Wed Aug 25 10:28:11 UTC 2010
On numerous occasions when using Google with Tor (yes, I know there are
other options like Scroogle) it claims I might be sending automated queries
and gives me a CAPTCHA. Sometimes this allows me to search; other times I
am caught in a loop and am constantly send back to the CAPTCHA screen.
I am wondering why Google does not deal with this. I can understand that
if dozens of people are using the same IP then some sites think "zombies"
are being used. But if the IP is a Tor node then this is not the case.
Google could surely exclude these Tor IPs.
So my question is: why don't they? What are the politics behind their
decision not to acknowledge Tor exit nodes as bona fide?
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