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How do Google servers discriminate anonymous users?

Error 403 and CAPTCHA are appearing because the exit node you're using is not dedicated to you only: Many people are using it, including to access Google and other services. It seems - on a website ...
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Are Google’s captchas often downright impossible to solve for Tor users because reCAPTCHA is *lying* to them?

Yes. This for me happens only with Tor. I have tested multiple VPN and browser configs and the only combination that got the "please try again" error was Tor. Furthermore sometimes even when the ...
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Google knows my language when I use Tor

It is probably coincidence. Germany has a lot of exit nodes. (Are you using the Tor Browser Bundle?)
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Signign into gmail with tor

You can't do anything better because Tor is build for providing effective anonymity for everyone. When you are using Gmail with Tor, Google see a bunch of logins from different places. Thats why ...
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Google display language

Google uses your geoip location to provide a webpage with that language. If you get Google.com in French that means you're exiting from an exit node in France. To solve this try to use https://...
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Does Google hand over captcha IPs to webmasters?

CodesInChaos is correct. When you visit a website they can view the IP address you connect from. That is how Google views your IP address, as for the captcha your browser connects to Google's servers....
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Set Tor Browser Bundle to use English Language for Google Search from the search bar

I have also had this issue, but have been able to resolve it by installing a "Google US" Search Engine. You can do this by going to http://mycroftproject.com/google-search-plugins.html and choosing ...
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Tor browser and Google hangouts

The first thing to do - if it doesn't compromise you in any way - is to check these things work without Tor. The Google Talk client on Windows is no longer supported - it's not a problem with Tor. "...
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Is it possible to use Google apps with Tor?

If the captcha is via CloudFlare you're probably out of luck. I've got through 30+ captchas and then gave up. It's a known issue that CloudFlare seems very reluctant to remedy. It's not a Google issue ...
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Login to site.com, request "New Tor circuit for this site", site.com still recognizes original login

Requesting a new circuit will get you exactly that -- a new circuit. It does not mean that Tor won't pick the same exit again, and it will not clean any cookies. It is trivial then of course for a ...
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Google search via Tor browser

Enable the "High" Security Setting in the TorButton, go to https://ipv4.google.com, enter you search engine, and you will get a much simpler captcha (only text), and your search query will most likely ...
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Tor browser and Google hangouts

I know that is not problem in Tor browser, but something has changed in Google account. Many webs use Javascript, Flash, html5, third party cookies and other things, which are not secure or good for ...
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Why am I getting ads by Google

This site and many others show advertisement. The task of Tor Browser is to make sure that those sites can't access your information. So they can't access cookies which come from other tabs or ...
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Is it OK to get an alert from Gmail while browsing through Tor Browser?

It's impossible for the middle to know you were visiting GMail. It didn't go rouge. It's likely Google uses a different GeoIP database than Tor Browser. When Google saw an exit that's allegedly in ...
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reCAPTCHA doesn't work with Tor Browser

I had the same issue. I lowered the security slider to the lowest level, did the reCaptcha, then slid it back to where I had it before. It works every time for me, give it a try.
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Tracking users via google APIs?

2nd point: it's as simple as hell to give you one cookie/tracker to merge it. The tracking itself may be not a trivial task, but Tor Browser is a browser after all, so it can not defeat some ...
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Is there any effort put into limiting/preventing abuse coming from tor exit nodes

Google and Facebook run commercial services. They can block whoever they want to for whatever reason. If they wanted to block all Tor users, for no reason whatsoever, then that would be their ...
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Google knows my language when I use Tor

It's probably in your HTTP_ACCEPT headers. See https://panopticlick.eff.org/ If you can see your language there, so can other sites you visit. Mine says: HTTP_ACCEPT: Headers text/html, */* gzip, ...
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Does Google hand over captcha IPs to webmasters?

As per @CodesInChaos comment: Google gets to know a user's IP.Citation needed Nothing in the article you linked indicates that Google learns anything except the exit node's IP, which the webmaster ...
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Set Tor Browser Bundle to use English Language for Google Search from the search bar

Well,if you enable cookies,you can cilck http://www.google.com/ncr, next time google will not shift the language.If not,it seems that there is no way to stop google`s auto shifting.
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