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Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.

psiphon user guide

The psiphon user guide is now available for download. Thanks to the Citizen Lab team (Jane, Mike, Anton, Eugene, and Nart) for all of the hard work. Stay tuned for translated and localized versions, coming soon.

psiphon to be released December 1st 2006

psiphon is a human rights software project developed by the Citizen Lab that allows citizens in uncensored countries to provide unfettered access to the Net through their home computers to friends and family members who live behind firewalls of states that censor. Read about and download it HERE

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 »