Circumvention

ONI Blog: A Censorship-Free Alternative to the Global Internet?
As interest in finding alternatives to the global internet and reliance on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) has increased, many parties, ranging from online activists to municipal governments and Silicon Valley start-ups, have experimented with decentralized mesh networks, or meshnets—a...
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: CPJ Ranks Ten Most Censored Countries
In preparation for World Press Freedom Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists published its findings on the most censored countries in the world. The top three countries with the most press restrictions and least access to media information were revealed to...
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: Pakistan Halts Plans to Install Censoring System
The Pakistani government announced that it would stop plans to install a URL blocking system on the country's Internet network. National Assembly member Bushra Gohar told the press that the Ministry of Information Technology had withdrawn its decision about the...
ONI Blog: Chinese Internet Users Flood Obama's Google+ Page After Finding Firewall Hole
After Chinese Internet users found a hole in the Great Firewall of China last week, many of them took advantage of the opportunity to visit President Obama's Google+ campaign page. On February 20, web users in the country noticed that Google+...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: August 26, 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: Telex: Deep Packet Inspection for Good at the Herdict Blog
Last week, as we reported in Threats to the Open Net, researchers at the University of Michigan released a proof of concept for a new anti-censorship system called Telex. Our friends over at Herdict took a look at what...
ONI Blog: Australian Filtering Goes Live, "Trivial" to Bypass
Last week, our friends over at Herdict reported on the proposed ISP-level censorship in Australia. The plan, released by Telstra and Optus (two major ISPs), aims to protect Australian citizens by blocking child pornography and child exploitation sites...
ONI Blog: Shadows, Suitcases, and Circumvention: U.S. Plans a Mesh Network Shadow Internet in Repressive Regimes
Disclosure: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society participated in a competitive bidding process for State Department funding related to online freedom of expression. The Obama administration is leading a State Department-funded initiative to deploy a "shadow Internet" and mobile network in...