Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national… Read more »
News and Announcements
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The Globe and Mail covered the new Information Warfare Monitor report.
We are pleased to announced that we have re-designed and re-launched the Infowar Monitor website. Stay tuned for more regular blog postings, research outputs, and news postings from the IWM team. Thanks to Nart Villeneuve and Jane Gowan for the fine site redesign.
Read an interview with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on cyber security policies and the GhostNet investigation here
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of our Middle East and North Africa study. The 2008-2009 research can be accessed Here
We are pleased to announce a new project this summer in the Citizen Lab, called the “Global Network Initiative Monitor” or “GNI Monitor” for short. The project’s mission statement can be downloaded here The project will combine technical and contextual research methods to measure compliance of both participants and non-participants to the GNI principles, as… Read more »
Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski Recently, the Canadian envoy to Iran was called in and admonished by Iranian officials for contributing to the destabilitization of the regime because of support for social networking tools, like Twitter and Facebook. The envoy must have scratched his head in puzzlement. National Post Comment Read more here
As protests in Iran in the aftermath of the national election enter their fourth day, social messaging tools such as Twitter have emerged as new sources of information, even though the site itself has been blocked in Iran. From CBC
ONI Asia will hold a live press conference at 10.00 MST (UTC+8) and release reports on Internet censorship in China and across Asia. Watch the conference here
The OpenNet Initiative has released a bulletin on China’s Green Dam filtering software. Read it here