[tor-talk] Is the recent growth in Ukrainian users confusing google's geoip?
alec.muffett at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 09:50:27 UTC 2017
On 18 June 2017 at 06:39, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
For those who haven't been paying attention, we got a jump in some
> hundreds of thousands of .ua users recently:
> I wonder if a lot of ordinary people doing ordinary things via Tor,
> and acting like people in the Ukraine, has tipped Google's sekrit-sauce
> machine learning decision trees into labeling those IP addresses as
> being in .ua.
Or, indeed, there are people whose self-declared Google-account country of
residence is Ukraine, and enough of them have been logging into Google from
the exit node IP addresses for Google's geolocation tier to start
I would think that this is very plausible, indeed. No actual/serious
In other news, the FB Onion, for some time after it launched, geolocated to
London. I can't imagine why.
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