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Re: Could i use tor to login Paypal?
At 01:02 PM 8/30/2006, Shava Nerad wrote:
It seems unlikely it's because of your Tor use, but we'll look for
other anecdotes that might lead us to believe this to be the case.
Or, I could take 5 minutes and be proactive...:) I just sent to
paypal's contact us - protections/privacy/security/account privacy address:
I'm the executive director of the Tor Project
(http://tor.eff.org). We're getting reports that some people who
use Tor, a proxy network, are getting their accounts frozen at
Paypal. People are concerned about privacy today, and using a proxy
network for privacy should be something that you would support.
Our network can cause the IP from which the user attaches at login
to be separate from the IP from which the user logs out (this is to
say, they can dynamically change exit node from the server cloud
during the same session).
Does this cause paypal to flag the account? If so, can we encourage
you to rethink this behavior?
I encourage you to check out http://tor.eff.org for more
information, contact me, or search for tor.eff.org in google to find
our mentions in reports by Human Rights Watch, mainstream media,
Reporters without Borders, and many other groups that promote and
value internet security and privacy.
I could have been more precise, but to dash this off in a few minutes
and within their 1000 character limit...