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Some websites turning law-abiding Tor users into second-class citizens
Tor users blocked or faced with CAPTCHA if IP address matches known exit node.
- Dan Goodin for Ars Technica February 24th, 2016
- Source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/some-websites-turning-law-abiding-tor-users-into-second-class-citizens/
About 1.3 million IP addresses—including those used by Google, Yahoo, Craigslist, and Yelp—are turning users of the Tor anonymity network into second-class Web citizens by blocking them outright or degrading the services offered to them, according to a recently published research paper.
Titled "Do You See What I See? Differential Treatment of Anonymous Users," the paper said 3.67 percent of websites in the Alexa 1,000 discriminated against computers visiting with known Tor exit-node IP addresses.