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Re: [tor-talk] Tor and the National lottery in the UK

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 04:14 PM, Nick Brooks wrote:
> Hi All
> This is my first post here so 'Hello'
> I have recently discovered that The National Lottery in the UK is 
> preventing me from accessing their website (despite the fact that my 
> account has funds in it) because I run a Tor node from my IP address and 
> that I have to not run Tor for six months before they'll allow me to 
> access my account.  They do this because they claim I might be outside 
> the UK and use a piece of software made by Neustar to 'geolocate' me.  
> It doesn't cause me a major problem because I can use my phone (probably 
> from anywhere in the world)  to access the site but I thought people 
> might like to know.
> Regards
> Nick

 are you running an exit relay or just a middle node? They are blocking
 middle nodes too, perhaps you could explain to them the difference.

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