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[liberationtech] Facebook blocking Tor ?

Amaelle G amaelle at micro-ouvert.net
Tue Jun 18 08:44:52 PDT 2013


Yeah, I just saw that too.
Would be interesting anyway to know why and how it happened exactly --
as it could happen again, I suppose.

Le 18/06/2013 17:42, Wassim Ben Ayed a écrit :
> 
>> Hi Libtech,
>>
>> Just saw this post a few minutes ago :
>> http://arabcrunch.com/2013/06/facebook-blocks-log-ins-from-tor-browser-putting-thousands-of-political-activist-at-risk.html
>>
>> It looks like Facebook doesn't allow connections from Tor Browser
>> anymore. (Just tried myself and couldn't connect, indeed). Considering
>> the amount of activists using FB in Arabic countries, for instance,
>> this is not a minor issue. Could this by any chance be something else
>> than an intentional move, or do we have to consider that Facebook made
>> a clear choice regarding the personal safety of its users ?
> 
> Hi Amaelle,
> 
> Actually, torproject had just published a blog post in which
> they explain that Facebook is not blocking Tor deliberately, and they are
> workin on the issue.
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/facebook-and-tor
> 
> Regards,
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