Voluntary filtering

ONI Blog: ONI Releases Reports on Filtering in Asia, China
New research from the OpenNet Initiative reveals accelerating restrictions on Internet content as Asian governments shift to next generation controls. These new techniques go beyond blocking access to websites and are more informal and fluid, implemented at edges of the network, and...
ONI Blog: Internet Censorship in Saudi
Saudi Arabia has one of the most restrictive Internet filters in the world, yet according to BusinessWeek news reports, the Saudi censorship regime is vastly unlike that of most countries. Employing a mere twenty-five people, the country’s Communication and...
ONI Blog: Palfrey Testifies on Complying with Foreign Censorship Laws
An increasing number of American companies are being asked to obey censorship and surveillance laws in China that run contrary to free speech and privacy guarantees in the United States. These companies have been asked to monitor Internet users' activities, to give...
ONI Blog: Whack-a-Mole in New York
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on June 10th an “unprecedented deal” with Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Sprint to “block major sources of child pornography.” The political logic of this action is abundantly clear, though it will...