February 25, 2016

Tor Users Are Actively Discriminated Against by Website Operators

torComputer scientists have documented how a large and growing number of websites discriminate against people who browse them using Tor.

Tor is an anonymity service that is maintained with assistance from the US State Department and designed in part to allows victims of censorship in countries like China and Iran to surf the web. New research show how corporations are discriminating against Tor users, in some cases partly because it’s harder to classify anonymous users for the purpose of pushing ads at them. Many websites block access from the Tor network, either deliberately or because they are reacting to malicious traffic originating from the Tor network.

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