Updated: Facebook Login Via Tor Resolved

19 Jun, 2013

I posted yesterday that facebook has blocked Tor putting thousands of political activists at risk. because now they have to login via their normal browser which means revealing their real identity via their IP. The post went viral on Reddit and news.ycombinator.

However facebook told us that they are not deliberately blocking tor and that some high volume malicious activities across Tor exit nodes triggered facebook integrity system.

Here is the official facebook quote:

“Facebook says it is not deliberately Blocking TOR Working with TOR to Fix the problem is not blocking Tor deliberately. However, a high volume of malicious activity across Tor exit notes triggered Facebook’s site integrity systems which are designed to protect people who use the service. Tor and Facebook are working together to find a resolution.”

Which is good news, we hope facebook and TOR resolve the issue and bring tor access back to facebook.

UPDATE: problems resolved and access to facebook via tor is restored.

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