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Why do you block Tor?

Why do you block Tor?
Why do you block Tor? And why does it look like you might be using a persistant tracking cookie to spy on your users. Furthermore your attempts at censorship over an answer are not winning you any freinds amoungst us. We were alerted to your actions on IRC by a number of your users. People are catching on to a fishy smell.

Relax 25.Jun.2012 15:06

volunteer workerbee

[[quote]] Why do you block Tor?
Why do you block Tor? And why does it look like you might be using a persistant tracking cookie to spy on your users. Furthermore your attempts at censorship over an answer are not winning you any freinds amoungst us. We were alerted to your actions on IRC by a number of your users. People are catching on to a fishy smell. [[end quote]]


let me be brief and to the point

we dont block TOR intentionally
we dont track with cookies
we dont censorship
we dont drop activist names online
we dont discuss security issues online
we dont work w/ the authorities
we dont do anything your inferring

now you know

>> next time send your fishy smelling spy questions to us by a secure email
>> the PIMC contact info is listed at the top of the main page
>> the IRC users you mention are not workerbees nor volunteers
>> if they were you wouldnt of asked those questions on pimc
>> asking the TOR question on the public page, may get community results, that I cant answer
>> sending an email is recommended [for most efficient answer about TOR] to the pimc indy techs

PIMC previous post regarding TOR:
++  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/04/414980.shtml?discuss
++  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/04/407757.shtml?discuss
++  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/10/410884.shtml

TOR is not blocked. Indymedia does not prevent TOR from working 25.Jun.2012 19:33

rex

TOR requires, by default, an HTTPS connection when browsing websites.

Indymedia does not support this (which is fine, since we are not exchanging private information. This is all plain-text, no passwords, etc)

If you want to use TOR (which you should), you need to disable the "HTTPS everywhere" option, at least when browsing this site anyway. Again, since you are not using a password to login here, HTTPS isn't relevant in any way.

hope this helps. In the future it might be good for Indymedia to look into https, since I bet a lot of people come here using TOR.