Do You See What I See? Differential Treatment of Anonymous Users

@inproceedings{Khattak2016DoYS,
  title={Do You See What I See? Differential Treatment of Anonymous Users},
  author={Sheharbano Khattak and David Fifield and Sadia Afroz and Mobin Javed and Srikanth Sundaresan and Damon McCoy and Vern Paxson and Steven J. Murdoch},
  booktitle={NDSS},
  year={2016}
}
The utility of anonymous communication is undermined by a growing number of websites treating users of such services in a degraded fashion. The second-class treatment of anonymous users ranges from outright rejection to limiting their access to a subset of the service’s functionality or imposing hurdles such as CAPTCHA-solving. To date, the observation of such practices has relied upon anecdotal reports catalogued by frustrated anonymity users. We present a study to methodically enumerate and… CONTINUE READING
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