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

Keith Fernie keith at fernie.eu
Sun Jun 8 14:22:50 PDT 2014


I've just tried a login to Twitter from the United Kingdom using Tor.
I was asked to verify my Twitter ID, first time I've seen this.
Then I received an email from Twitter with the title


Did you log in to Twitter from somewhere new?

Content is

Hi Keith Fernie, 
We noticed that you recently tried to sign in to Twitter from an unusual
device or location. 
In order to keep your account @keithfernie safe, we may ask you some
security questions when you next sign in. Simply answer the questions to
get back into your Twitter account. 
If you haven't logged in recently, it is possible that someone else may
have access to your Twitter password. If that's the case, or if you
think your account has been compromised for any other reason, please
take a moment to secure your account by changing your password now. 
Reset your password
Or use this link to change your password: 
https://twitter.com/account/resend_password 
Have any questions? Find answers in the Twitter Help center 
Thank you,
The Twitter Security Team


Then I tried a login from a browser running on a vps in Estonia,
no verification or email this time. Not using Tor for this although I am
still logged in from the Tor login.

Results may have been different had I been in Iran.

Keith Fernie



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