There is growing concern about the use of commercial filtering and surveillance technology in countries that regularly restrict Internet content and violate human rights. Considerable attention has been focused in recent weeks on Syria, particularly following the Syrian regime’s violent crackdown against the 2011 uprising. Numerous reports have documented the use of technology produced by […]
“I think many people are, understandably, looking for China to take some unique and extraordinary technical measures to ‘punish’ Google,” said Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies.
Citizens, states and corporations are battling for online space. What happened to the dream of global communication? Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski report.
From Index on Censorship
I recently gave a Policy@Google Talk on December 8th 2009 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The talk was an overview of Internet censorship patterns worldwide, with a focus on the work of the OpenNet Initiative and some references to challenges around circumvention technologies. Google’s Free Expression point person, Bob Boorstin introduces….
1. We were told that the banner had to be removed because of the reference to China. This was repeated on several occasions, in front of about two dozen witnesses and officials, including the UN Special Rapporteur For Human Rights, who asked that I send in a formal letter of complaint. 2. Earlier, the same […]
BBC News By Jonathan Fildes, Technology reporter The UN has been criticised for stifling debate about net censorship after it disrupted a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt. UN security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) during a session at the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt.
CBC News CBC News has posted a news item about the OpenNet Initiative’s Middle East and North Africa reports, just released. You can read the CBC news item here. The item also mentions the Citizen Lab’s GNI Monitor project: “The Citizen Lab, which runs out of the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies, […]
Aired on Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan show, 2007 I did an interview in 2007 on the Riz Khan show/Al Jazeera with Mortin Sklar. I never did see the broadcast, but in going through some youtube videos I see someone posted. I am reposting it here.
from PC World …”What we’re trying to do with psiphon is build a technology that supports that original notion of innovation that drove the Internet,” explains Lab Director Ronald Deibert. “[T]he guarantee of uninterrupted access to free information” is what is at stake, says Professor Deibert, whose background and training as a political scientist – […]
Two years ago the Citizen Lab released a program called Psiphon, which allows users in countries such as China and Iran to circumvent their governments’ Internet censorship. The free software uses computers outside the censoring country — known as proxies — to fetch web pages and send them back over encrypted connections. The technique is […]