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Re: [tor-talk] Tor and the National lottery in the UK
On 18/07/2012 16:55, Geoff Down wrote:
I'm just running a middle relay which means my IP address never changes
and that no-one else ever appears to be using my IP which makes their
decision even more ridiculous. Communicating with them is like getting
blood out of a stone, it took me 4 phone calls and a dozen email just to
get them to tell my why I was being blocked.
On Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 04:14 PM, Nick Brooks wrote:
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.
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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