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Author Topic: Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users  (Read 1514 times)

wraith808

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Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:35:26 PM »
Tor Users Must Now Provide A Phone Number To Open A New Twitter Account

I understand the intent and reasoning behind it... but it seems that yet again, a few bad apples 'cause' the erosion of privacy for the masses.

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Re: Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 04:39:39 PM »
Tor Users Must Now Provide A Phone Number To Open A New Twitter Account

I understand the intent and reasoning behind it... but it seems that yet again, a few bad apples 'cause' the erosion of privacy for the masses.

I don't get the reasoning behind it.

Not beyond the four surface levels.

The whole point of Tor is to give users a chance to do stuff anonymously. If they have to give a phone number to Twitter, which any agency can pull, then they've sunk their entire purpose of using Tor.

"Oh boo hoo, you have some abusive users".

No.

This is just another cute step to make sure the little people are tracked and those in power just trade favors as VIP's.


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Re: Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 04:59:00 PM »
Is there any reason why they couldn't just use a burner phone for the account signup and then toss it? If the phone isn't required for subsequent logins then it really isn't accomplishing anything ... It's just security theater.

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Re: Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 07:24:38 PM »
Is there any reason why they couldn't just use a burner phone for the account signup and then toss it? If the phone isn't required for subsequent logins then it really isn't accomplishing anything ... It's just security theater.

I've had unwelcome experiences with Google where, down the line, they ask for verification of some piece of information in order to validate the security of the account.

I wouldn't put it past them at some point in the future, even if you don't have to use it to log in all the time, they did something to validate it.

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Re: Twitter is less anonymous for TOR users
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 01:39:22 AM »
Is there any reason why they couldn't just use a burner phone for the account signup and then toss it? If the phone isn't required for subsequent logins then it really isn't accomplishing anything ... It's just security theater.

In many countries you cannot get a phone without ID. :(

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