IP blocking

ONI Blog: Temporary block on LiveJournal in Russia exemplifies overblocking
A regional Russian Internet service provider temporarily blocked the entire Russian LiveJournal site in response to a court order to block one blog on the platform. The incident illustrates the probability of overblocking, especially when targeting an IP address. ...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: July 20, 2012
A controversial Russian piece of legislation that would give the government broad powers over the Internet was passed by the upper house of parliament. Opponents of this law fear that it could lead to an increase in online censorship. ...
ONI Blog: Sudan continues crackdown of online news during protests
Since we blogged about the rumored Internet blackout in Sudan a couple of weeks ago, the Sudanese government continues to crack down on online news sites that report on the ongoing clashes between riot police and University of Khartoum students...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: May 12, 2012
Tor found two blocked sites in Palestine with their latest OONI-Probe tool. The organization's latest available software installed on local computer networks crawls millions of websites using a transparent HTTP proxy. Sina Weibo released a new set of guidelines that specify...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases 2011 Year in Review
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of its 2011 Year in Review, a collection of the year's top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe. Starting domestically, 2011 saw the beginnings of SOPA and PIPA, bills...
ONI Blog: Kazakhstan Shuts Down Internet and Mobile Network to Prevent "Kazakh Spring"
In light of Arab Spring and keeping in mind the potential of online organizing, Kazakhstan's government has taken drastic measures to prevent a similar "Kazakh Spring." According to Tech Eye, president Nursultan Nazarbayev gave orders last week to disable the...
ONI Blog: France to disconnect first Internet users under three strikes regime
A high school teacher who claims not to know how to download music and movies is among the first ten people in France who face disconnection from the Internet over alleged illegal file-sharing. HADOPI, the government agency created to implement the French “three...
ONI Blog: Republican Rep Opposes FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal in Congress
Today, Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn slammed Federal Communication Commission's new proposal on net neutrality and argued against the government's attempts to regulate the Internet. During the State of the Net conference, the Tennessee representative who also serves on the House's...
ONI Blog: A Moment in Time: A Very Short History of Content Regulation
Renata Uitz of Central European University welcomes Rob Faris, research director of the Berkman Center and the OpenNet Initiative. "A bunch of smart people invented the internet," says Faris, highlighting the wonderful ways in which the Internet brought millions of people together.  "People...