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[liberationtech] when you are using Tor, Twitter will blocked your acc

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Sun Jun 8 13:42:30 PDT 2014


On 06/07/2014 05:39 AM, Nariman Gharib wrote:
>
> Many Tor users inside Iran reported that while they are using
> Tor/Orbot for login into Twitter, Twitter blocked their accounts and
> forced them to change their password. it happened everyday and every
> time you are login to your account.
>
> what solution do you have for solve this problem?
There must be another factor than just using Tor. I (as the primary
developer of Orbot), run my Twitter app through Orbot 100% of the time,
and have never had a password change request.

Hopefully, we can get Twitter to weigh in, but it would be good to know
if this is happening due to geographic region or some sort of
false-positive botnet profiling.

In the worst case scenario, maybe their accounts are being accessed to
do Exit Node man-in-the-middle somehow, and Twitter is actually being
helpful. I have seen no evidence of that though.

Best,
  Nathan



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