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Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.

ONI Release Vietnam Report

In a recently issued report, ONI finds an increase in Internet censorship in Vietnam. Drawing from technical, legal, and political sources, ONI’s research finds that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is focusing its filtering on sites considered threatening to its one-party system. Furthermore, the technical sophistication, breadth, and effectiveness of Vietnam’s filtering are increasing with… Read more »

A Censored Network: Iran

Richard Rogers’ Govcom.org foundation has been doing cutting edge research on online networks for years, producing visually rich outputs that show connections among major nodes, typically using their issue crawler tool. We at the OpenNet Initaitive have entered into a collaboration with Rogers and his team at Govcom.org to produce a series of issue-crawler maps… Read more »

Amnesty International Irrepressible Info and ONI Global Flash Map

Amnesty International and the Observer have jointly launched a major global campaign on Internet censorship called Irrepressible.info to commemorate Amnesty’s 45th anniversary. The objective of the campaign is to show that online or offline the human voice and human rights are impossible to repress. You can sign their plege and post fragments of irrepressible information… Read more »

Psiphon FAQ

We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of advance press coverage of our Psiphon tool, which of course can be a double-edged sword. Journalists don’t always have an opportunity to get into the nitty gritty details and we’ve been fielding a lot of questions from interested observers. coders, well-wishers, and … well… not-so-well-wishers. We have… Read more »

Ways to elude state-sanctioned Internet censorship shown

THERE are ways to skirt state-sanctioned Internet censorship that is used in some Asian countries to monitor and control access to information, two known “hacktivists” told a Manila forum. Hacktivists are Internet security researchers who advocate ways to combat state-sanctioned Internet censorship. It is important that free speech advocates learn the security aspects of the… Read more »

Exporting Censorship

By XENI JARDIN AMERICAN technology firms are taking heat from the public and Congress for helping China’s government police the Internet. But this controversy extends well beyond China and the so-called Internet Gang of Four: Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Microsoft. Just how many American companies are complicit hit home for me last month when dozens… Read more »

The Hacker Prof investigates web misdeeds

Follow Mike Strobel as he tracks Ron Deibert, the Hacker Prof, to his ‘spy nest’. Who are Hackers? Why the bad rap? How could anyone possibly censor the internet? Think that email you just sent was private? Think again… From The Toronto Sun

China Google Search Compare

In an effort to tailor its services to the requirements of China’s Internet filtering regime, Google announced last week that it had created a special version of its search engine for the China market, Google.cn. Our OpenNet Initiative team put together a neat little search comparison tool that you can access here that allows you… Read more »

Citizen Lab is hiring!

As a key member of the Citizen Lab Development team, the Software Engineer will be programming and testing the software for a new Citizen Lab project, called the CiviSec Project. DEADLINE Applications must be submitted by January 30, 2006.