Apility.io’s philosophy has always been to be an aggregator of the best open-source intelligence data (OSINT). Over time we have discovered that open data sets cover a large percentage of users’ needs, but not all of them. For VPN blacklisting the available datasets are not enough, are not up to date, or simply do not exist.
To block TOR traffic or any anonymity service out there is not an easy decision. Any product manager of online services faces this dilemma sooner or later: let users onboard in my service as simple as possible so they can test my product or harden the conditions for registration and therefore drive away potential customers.