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 »
Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.
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 »
Countries do it. Companies do it. And if they don’t do it directly, they provide the equipment and software to do it. What’s being done is censorship – censorship of the Internet. The OpenNet Initiative, operated from the University of Toronto, Harvard and Cambridge universities, actively seeks out those who would restrict access, exposes their… Read more »
The BBC, using data collected by Netcraft, reports that since Monday October 25th 2004, the official website of the Bush-Cheney campaign website (www.georgewbush.com) has been restricted to Internet users located in the United States. The ONI connected to remote computers located in fifty countries* around the world in order to test the accessibilty of www.georgewbush.com…. Read more »
The Citizen Lab’s ICE project has released two beta software projects, licensed under the GPL, which are now available for download and testing. pHproxy is an experimenal web-based circumventor that allows users to browse through the webserver itself as a proxy in order to bypass Internet censorship. It contains some proof-of-concept countermeasures for various weaknesses… Read more »