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Re: [tor-talk] Tor and Google error / CAPTCHAs.

Joe Btfsplk:
> On 9/25/2016 12:15 AM, Jeremy Rand wrote:
>> hikki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>>> You can't use Google Translate at all with most Tor exit nodes, while
>>> there are no sane reaons why they would block Tor users from just
>>> translating text.
>> Interesting.  I don't use Google Translate very often (maybe 2-3 times
>> per month), but I can't remember ever being blocked from it due to
>> coming from a Tor exit.  I wonder why your experience differs from mine.
> Don't know for sure.  Part may depend on NoScript / java script settings
> or other addons?
> "No sane reason why they would block Tor," except they want to make
> money.  The less personal data or real IPa's they get, the less money.
> Also, I've seen various sites *seem* to block exit relays from certain
> countries.
> I say "seem to" because if I switched exits to different countries,
> sometimes it works.  Not always.  More often, it's a matter of allowing
> the right trackers / scripts.
> Google almost always wants or needs a lot of scripts enabled for content
> to work.  Admittedly, sometimes the content or service Google provides
> is useful.  But more ways to gather extra data is icing on the cake for
> them.  After all, they're primarily in business to gather data, deliver
> ads & who knows what else.

If it matters, I usually have Tor Browser in Medium-High security level,
so Javascript is enabled for HTTPS sites (including Google Translate).


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