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ONI Blog: Looking Forward: A Note of Appreciation and Closure on a Decade of Research
After a decade of collaboration in the study and documentation of Internet filtering and control mechanisms around the world, the OpenNet Initiative partners will no longer carry out research under the ONI banner. The website, including all reports and data, will be...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases 2013 Latin America Research
The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is proud to release new reports on Internet regulation and filtering in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru, along with an updated report on Venezuela, where the ONI tested for the first time in...
ONI Blog: Public WiFi Filtering on the Rise
The London summer Olympic games are readily approaching, and Internet Service Providers are responding to the expected dramatic rise in the London population in the coming months by increasing their free public WiFi service offerings. Virgin is rolling out...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases Methodology, Tools, and Data FAQ
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to release a new FAQ that answers some of the key questions about the ONI's approach to studying Internet filtering. Our new ONI Methodology, Tools, and Data FAQ describes how the ONI conducts technical testing...
Page: ONI Methodology, Tools, and Data FAQ
Q: What methods does the ONI use to investigate Internet filtering practices? A: ONI employs a multidisciplinary approach that includes technical enumeration of state mandated Internet censorship policies and practices, field research undertaken by regional and country-level experts as well as legal and...
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: Dmitry Medvedev Calls Internet Censorship "Senseless"
President Dmitry Medvedev posted a video on the official Kremlin website in which he supported an open Internet. Calling censorship "impossible" and "senseless," Medvedev called for more social network usage for the purpose of making government authorities more transparent...
ONI Blog: OpenNet Initiative Access Book Series Collected Online
The OpenNet Initiative is pleased to announce that all three of our edited volumes—Access Denied, Access Controlled, and the newly released Access Contested—are now collected together online. The Access series represents three edited volumes published by the OpenNet Initiative and MIT...
ONI Blog: Behind Blue Coat: Investigations of commercial filtering in Syria and Burma
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...
ONI Blog: ONI Summarized Global Internet Filtering Data Now Available for Download
The OpenNet Initiative is pleased to announce the availability of our summarized global Internet filtering data as a downloadable CSV file under a Creative Commons license. The data provides an overview of the most recent ONI ratings of the breadth and depth...