China

ONI Blog: Google Joins Twitter in Move Toward Selective Censorship
Following Twitter's recent footsteps, Google announced that it would also begin censoring content on a country-to-country basis. Wired first broke the story that Google will be implementing changes to Blogger that will allow blog posts to be blocked in individual countries....
ONI Blog: China Surpasses 500M People Online as Government Tightens Control on Internet
The China Internet Network Information Center recently released a report stating that the number of Internet users in the country has officially soared to 513 million. Although the number makes China the country with the greatest number of people online,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: November 11, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: November 4, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: US Intelligence Report Calls China and Russia Biggest Cyber Espionage Threats
A recently released report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive labels China the “world’s most active and persistent perpetrators of economic espionage,” according to the Council of Foreign Relations. The report also calls Russia one of the biggest cyber...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: October 15, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: New Canada Centre Report Tracks Challenges of Censored Internet for Global Broadcasters
An international research team based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs has released a detailed report that tracks and analyzes the difficulties of broadcasting the news...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: September 24, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: New SecDev Report: "Collusion and collision: Searching for guidance in Chinese cyberspace"
The SecDev Group is pleased to release Collusion and collision: Searching for guidance in Chinese cyberspace, a new report on the ethical issues US technology companies face in China. The report examines how companies have struggled to balance ethical and economic...
ONI Blog: Chinese Government Renews Google License Despite Recent Stricter Internet Control
It's been a busy week for the Chinese government in terms of Internet patrol. On Wednesday, the government renewed Google's Internet Content Provider license for another year, as confirmed in a Google rep's email, and granted the tech mammoth an...