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Re: [tor-talk] anonymous surveys via Tor?

On 05/04/2011 12:31 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM, katmagic <the.magical.kat@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Tor2Web sends the X-Forwarded-For header which will contain the IP of
>> the client that requested your site. Actual Tor users won't (shouldn't)
>> send this header at all.

I'll look into this.

> That's very helpful to know, thanks... so it sounds like something
> where participants were told to download torbrowser bundle and then
> access a .onion site directly via torbrowser might be the best bet
> here (the alternative, if they might be suspicious of a .onion site,
> would be to have them change it to tor2web.org).
> This came up in a recent brainstorm on using Tor for research purposes
> (other than breaking it or fixing it... but using it as infrastructure
> for research that needs anonymity to get at certain questions).
> It strikes me that this kind of use (a guaranteed anonymous survey),
> that involves having people with an interest in the research questions
> download and use the torbrowser bundle could have a beneficial side
> effect of teaching these participants how to use Tor for web activity.
> Hmmm...

I've advised a few places on how to conduct a survey via Tor - you're
not alone in your endeavor but they're all rather quiet at the moment.
So perhaps you'll be the first in public to do it!

All the best,
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