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 »
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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 »
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 »
The OpenNet Initiative’s report on Tunisia’s Internet filtering regime is picking up some news coverage. The Associated Press has a piece in wide circulation, and here is a great BBC story featuring ONI researchers Derek Bambauer and Citizen Lab Director of Technical Research, Nart Villeneuve. Nart is in Tunisia; you can read his blog here
The OpenNet Initiative has released our report on Internet Filtering in Tunisia. The press release can be found here. Here is the blurb: Drawing on open sources and a detailed year-long technical investigation, ONI research describes Tunisia’s aggressive targeting and blocking of on-line content, including political opposition Web sites, human rights groups, and sites that… Read more »