johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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Wikipedia and Tor

It's not easy being a Tor user on the Internet.

Google shows up in the wrong language and PayPal puts security limits on your account because they believe that it's been compromised since it's been accessed from multiple IP addresses.

But I kind of expect these things. I'm bothered more by restrictions by sites like Wikipedia.

As you can see from the screenshot, if you try to edit the Tor page (or any other page) — even while logged in — when connecting via Tor, you will be denied.

Some place there is probably a discussion of this Wikipedia policy, and I should read it. Maybe my mind will be changed. But right now, it makes me sad.

There's this explanation, but it's very shallow. "Because there can be abuse." Well, yes.

Tags: surveillance, tor, wikipedia
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