Today, the OpenNet Initiative has released a paper, authored by Helmi Noman and myself, enumerating the widespread use of American- and Canadian-built filtering technologies in the Middle East and North Africa. The paper, entitled “West Censoring East: The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors 2010-2011“, looks closely at Websense, McAfee’s SmartFilter, and Netsweeper […]
Tag: jonathan zittrain
On Tuesday, I was fortunate to attend the taping of Radio Berkman’s WikiLeaks-themed podcast, hosted by Professors Jonathan Zittrain and Larry Lessig. The podcast, which I highly suggest you give a listen, covered the gamut of issues surrounding WikiLeaks, from its implications on Internet freedom to the internal workings of the organization itself, at least […]
Do You Herdict?
I’m a bit behind in pushing this on my own blog, but since the launch last Wednesday, it’s been a massive whirlwind of excitement. Herdict.org, or Herdict Web uses crowdsourcing to gather information on Internet accessibility around the globe (which sometimes means filtering and sometimes doesn’t). As a part of the Herdict core team, I’m […]