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Re: Google and Tor.

On 25/08/10 15:38, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Matthew<pumpkin@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
On numerous occasions when using Google with Tor (yes, I know there are
other options like Scroogle) it claims I might be sending automated queries
and gives me a CAPTCHA.  Sometimes this allows me to search; other times I
am caught in a loop and am constantly send back to the CAPTCHA screen.

I am wondering why Google does not deal with this.  I can understand that if
dozens of people are using the same IP then some sites think "zombies" are
being used.  But if the IP is a Tor node then this is not the case.  Google
could surely exclude these Tor IPs.

So my question is: why don't they?  What are the politics behind their
decision not to acknowledge Tor exit nodes as bona fide?
Really?  This isn't obvious?

Would I have asked if it was obvious?
People are running automated datamining queries _via tor_ in order to
gain control of more IPs and avoid being blocked.

What is a datamining query exactly? Is this what I would call "typing some text into the search box and pressing enter"? And how does entering a datamining query allow one to gain control of more IPs? And being blocked - from what? Totally confused.
Even if they weren't, they'd certainly start if Google exempted tor exits.

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