[tor-talk] tor + twitter issues

Tempest tempest at bitmessage.ch
Mon Sep 14 00:08:44 UTC 2015

twitter's security configuration seems to be at war with tor. had to do
multiple resets over past 24 hours, only to see a perpetual "lock" in
place recently. i filed a support ticket. here's twitter's response.

"Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates
the Twitter Rules: https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311

In order to continue safely using Twitter, please follow these steps:

Click on this link:
https://twitter.com/unlock_account/sms_confirmation.Select your
country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone
number. Click “Continue” and Twitter will send you a text message with a
confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).
Enter the code you received in the “Confirmation code” box and click
“Confirm identity.”You will see a confirmation message that your account
is unlocked.

Once you confirm your identity, it may take up to a few minutes for your
account to be unlocked.

If you’re still experiencing an issue after confirming your identity,
please reply to this message and provide us with specific details of the
problem you're experiencing. We’ll do our best to help!"

to sum up, twitter now appears to be desiring phone numbers from tor
users in order to use their service. without feedback, i expect this
will get worse. over the past 30 days, twitter has regularly locked me
out and required password resets. this is the first time i've been
required to provide a phone number to get my account unlocked.

gpg key - 0x2A49578A7291BB34
fingerprint - 63C4 E106 AC6A 5F2F DDB2 3840 2A49 578A 7291 BB34

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