Access Denied. The Practice and Policy of Global Internet by Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT

By Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionPoliticsLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 05.06.2012Street date: 05.06.2012

A learn of web blocking off and filtering worldwide: analyses through prime researchers and survey effects that rfile filtering practices in dozens of nations.

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Blogging services such as Blogspot are often targeted; eight countries blocked blogs hosted there, while Syria, Ethiopia, and Pakistan blocked the entire domain, denying access to all the blogs hosted on Blogspot. Fourteen countries blocked access to anonymity and censorship circumvention sites. Both SmartFilter, used in Sudan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, and Websense, used in Yemen, have filtering categories—called ‘‘Anonymizers’’ and ‘‘Proxy Avoidance,’’ respectively—used to block such sites.

They are designed to unearth filtering and blocking behavior where it exists. Background research is focused on finding sites that are likely to be blocked. In countries where Internet censorship has been reported, the lists include those sites that were alleged to have been blocked. These are not intended to be exhaustive lists of the relevant subject matter, nor do we presume to have identified all the Web sites that are subject to blocking. The actual tests are run from within each country using software specifically designed for this purpose.

As Director of the Citizen Lab, Ron Deibert would like to thank the staff at the Munk Centre for International Studies for providing such a supportive environment for the Lab and the ONI’s research activities, in particular its director, Janice Stein, and Marketa Evans, Wilhelmina Peters, and Penny Alford, as well as the Munk Centre’s technical support staff. Thanks also to the University of Toronto’s Computing and Network Services, in particular Eugene Sicunius, for tolerating and supporting our (at times) unconventional methods.

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