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[tor-talk] A curious email from Twitter mentioning Tor Project



Note: I'm using Tor for Twitter for some time; however it is not (and
has never been) a particularly rock solid anonymity solution for me. I'm
mostly doing it for research: how an average Tor user, or a
privacy-seeking user in general, is welcomed these days. I've had some
issues with Twitter access recently. My post on this, as well as other
related threads on tor-talk, are linked below. [1--4]

Given all this, the following email (Received 2015-12-11 from
info@twitter.com) is somewhat curious:

> Dear @akater,

> As a precaution, we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one
> of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-
> sponsored actors. We believe that these actors (possibly associated
> with a government) may have been trying to obtain information such as
> email addresses, IP addresses, and/or phone numbers.

> At this time, we have no evidence they obtained your account
> information, but we’re actively investigating this matter. We wish we
> had more we could share, but we don’t have any additional information
> we can provide at this time.

> It’s possible your account may not have been an intended target
> of the suspected activity, but we wanted to alert you as soon as
> possible. We recognize that this may be of particular concern
> if you choose to Tweet using a pseudonym. For tips on protecting
> your identity online, you may want to visit the "Tor Project
> (https://www.torproject.org/)" or EFF’s "Protecting Yourself on
> Social Networks"
> (https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/protecting-yourself-social-networks).

I've got nothing to comment on actually. Posting this just for the record.

Tor+Twitter related links (archive.seul.org; if there's a better source
feel free to notify me in private), in reverse chronological order:

[1] Re: [tor-talk] twitter tor block redux
http://archives.seul.org/tor/talk/Dec-2015/msg00001.html
[2] [tor-talk] twitter tor block redux
http://archives.seul.org/tor/talk/Nov-2015/msg00117.html
[3] [tor-talk] A little more hostility towards Tor from Twitter
http://archives.seul.org/tor/talk/Oct-2015/msg00189.html
[4] [tor-talk] tor + twitter issues
http://archives.seul.org/tor/talk/Sep-2015/msg00054.html



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