Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.
Protect the Net – Toronto is a major event organized by The Citizen Lab. It is the first stop in a worldwide campaign. The event will feature presentations on Internet censorship, surveillance and infowar, as well as the worldwide public release of the psiphon censorship cirumvention software. From Protect the Net
In a recently issued report, ONI finds an increase in Internet censorship in Vietnam. Drawing from technical, legal, and political sources, ONIâ€™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 Vietnamâ€™s filtering are increasing with… Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »