Tag Archives: Censorship

Pemblokiran Vimeo di Indonesia

Kemarahan publik yang terjadi setelah pemblokiran Vimeo telah menunjukkan bahwa netizen Indonesia semakin lebih sadar akan nilai Internet sebagai alat untuk mempromosikan pertumbuhan dan perkembangan, tetapi juga akan hak-hak mereka untuk mengakses, menerima dan menyampaikan informasi dan ide-ide mereka.

Irene Poetranto’s op-ed on blocking of Vimeo in Indonesia

Communications Officer Irene Poetranto authored an op-ed on the blocking of Vimeo, a video-sharing site, in Indonesia.

Jason Q. Ng quoted in AFP on Weibo IPO

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng was quoted in a recent story about Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Blue Coat Errors: Sites Miscategorized as “Pornography”

As a follow-up to our post about the number of sites miscategorized by SmartFilter, our tests with Blue Coat show that miscategorization is not a problem limited to a single product. We should be skeptical of any company’s claims that they are able to categorize much of the web accurately, or that their rate of “collateral damage” is very low.

Jason Q. Ng in The Wall Street Journal

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal about the alleged China-related censorship on the international version of Bing.com, the search engine operated by Microsoft.

Internet Filtering in a Failed State: The Case of Netsweeper in Somalia

A new Citizen Lab report has found that Canada-based Netsweeper filtering products have been identified on three ISPs in Somalia.

Correlating political events with keyword censorship on Sina Weibo: The case of “Bo Xilai” (薄熙来)

This post presents a 22-month infographic overview of how events are correlated with blocking of information related to Bo Xilai on Sina Weibo.

Jason Q. Ng in The Atlantic

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng published a piece in The Atlantic on 27 November. Titled, “How Tech Companies Can Help Overcome Chinese Censorship”, the piece looks at companies facilitating censorship in China.

Smartfilter: Miscategorization and Filtering in Saudi Arabia and UAE

What do the Trinity Davison Lutheran Church, the Filipino American Women’s Network, the Tucson Jazz Institute, the Sacramento Police Activities League, the Pan Iranist Party of Iran, and the Salvation Army of Houston, Texas have in common?

Their websites are all blocked for Internet users in Saudi Arabia, and for most Internet users in the United Arab Emirates

A Method for Identifying and Confirming the Use of URL Filtering Products for Censorship

The paper presents an initial methodology for identifying and confirming the use of URL filtering products around the world.