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Storify, you can do better than this.

Sep 19th, 2012
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  1. I'd like to start of by saying I love the service that Storify provides. However, this exchange with a Storify representative left me a little concerned about their understanding of anonymity online.
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  3. Context for my email to them:
  4. If you try to use Storify over tor or a VPN, you will likely have problems building stories from twitter. I tried to explain to them I was having issues, and they let me know that the problem is with twitter. This makes sense. Twitter's connectivity via tor has become pretty bad lately over tor.
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  6. Here's the response I got:
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  10. Hi AnonyOps,
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  12. As an Anon, you're probably using TOR or using several VPNs. The Twitter search happens in the front-end. Hence, it's your connection with the Twitter API that is timing out.
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  14. You should probably disable the VPN ( we do not log IP addresses ) and try again.
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  16. Let me know how that goes for you.
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  18. Fred
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  22. ಠ_ಠ seriously Storify? I should sleep better knowing you don't log IP addresses? Disable Tor? Really?
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  24. *fail*
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