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ONI Blog: New Data Added to ONI's Social Media Filtering Map
The OpenNet Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a full year of new data to its Social Media Filtering Map. The map gives users a visual overview where of Facebook, Flickr, Orkut, Twitter, and Youtube have been blocked since...
ONI Blog: Yet Another LiveJournal Outage Causes Concern for Russian Blogging Community
Last week, the Russian language segment of the popular blogging platform LiveJournal experienced a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that brought down service for much of the week. This was the third such attack on the...
ONI Blog: New Data Added to ONI’s Global Timeline of YouTube Censorship
The OpenNet Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a full year of new data to its YouTube social media filtering timeline. "YouTube Censored: a Recent History" allows users to access a detailed visual account of when and where YouTube...
ONI Blog: Egypt’s Internet Blackout: Extreme Example of Just-in-time Blocking
In a nearly unprecedented move, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered all Internet service providers to shut off connectivity. As of 1:00 am Cairo time on Friday, January 28 — a day of planned demonstrations — reports began to circulate...
ONI Blog: WikiLeaks: Reactions from the ONI Team
With WikiLeaks dominating the media over the past two weeks, a number of the OpenNet Initiative's principals and staffers have commented publicly on the implications of the leaks on the Internet. ONI co-principal investigator and director of the Citizen Lab Ron Deibert took...
ONI Blog: Access Controlled Named Among Top 10 Info-Tech Policy Books of 2010
The Technology Liberation Front's Adam Thierer named Access Controlled among the top 10 most important info-tech policy books of 2010 in a blog post published today. He writes: Smartly organized and edited, Access Controlled is essential reading for anyone interested in...
ONI Blog: Saudi Arabia Blocks Facebook For Hours Over Moral Concerns
On Saturday, Facebook was blocked for several hours in Saudi Arabia after the government deemed it morally inappropriate in accordance with the country’s conservative values, according to PC Magazine. Several news sites have quoted officials claiming the social...
ONI Blog: Google CEO Criticizes Chinese Internet Censorship
Last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt criticized the Chinese government’s continued efforts to censor Internet content in the country at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Calling attention to a year-long dispute between Google and China concerning search...
ONI Blog: Older Generation of Chinese Politicians Seek to End Censorship
For the younger demographics living in China during the age of social media and online networking, Facebook, Twitter, and numerous other Web 2.0 sites remain inaccessible to them. But it may be an older generation that will change that for...