[tor-talk] StartPage becoming Stop Page

bo0od bo0od at riseup.net
Mon May 4 00:19:22 UTC 2020

check here: https://blog.privacytools.io/delisting-startpage/

and when it ends with blocking Tor users just no surprise.

later maybe they will delete pages like this one:


history: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6151

joebtfsplk at gmx.com:
> In the last week or 2 - well after TBB 9.0.9 release, StartPage quite
> often shows "sorry to interrupt" page, asking if you're doing weird things.
> Has a place to send comments, explanation.  An excerpt (emphasis mine):
>> Just Checking... We apologize for the inconvenience: to prevent
>> possible abuse of the Startpage.com service, your Internet connection
>> has been prevented from accessing it at this time.
>> This happens when a *large number* of search requests are received
>> from one's Internet connection in a *short amount of time* -- for
>> example, if you are using "screen-scraping" software, or if you are
>> sharing a connection with many people, perhaps through a proxy service.
> It's not tied to exit nodes in certain countries, AFAIK.  As with
> youtube, quickly trying new circuits 5+ times has mixed results.  I
> imagine they've recently had bad experiences or changed policies.

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