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Re: [tor-talk] BOOM! New OONI Mobile App Released!
Just tried it works great
Maria Xynou <maria@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev: (9 februari 2017 13:22:05 CET)
>Hi Tor community,
>Today the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is thrilled
>announce the release of *ooniprobe mobile app* on *Google Play* and
>*iOS* app stores!
>OONI's new mobile app is easy to use and allows you to monitor:
>*- **Blocking of websites;**
>**- Presence of systems ("middle boxes") that could be responsible for
>censorship and/or surveillance;**
>**- Speed and performance of your network.*
>Since OONI started monitoring global censorship events five years ago,
>we have seen that many cases of internet censorship around the world
>politically motivated, aimed at stifling communications and access to
>information during protests, elections, and other political events.
>While we may all be familiar with such events, what we often lacked was
>*evidence *required to hold those responsible to account. What we also
>lacked was real-time understanding of how internet censorship was
>implemented, and therefore how it could be circumvented.
>Now anyone who owns an Android or iOS smartphone can play an active
>in uncovering information controls around the world.
>OONI's new mobile app not only allows you to see which websites are
>blocked, how, where, when, and by whom, but it also provides tips on
>to circumvent the detected censorship. It also allows you to measure
>speed and performance of your network, which can be useful in
>more covert forms of censorship, such as throttling (a censorship
>technique we have increasingly seen in Turkey and elsewhere around the
>All network measurement data collected through OONI's mobile app is
>*published on OONI Explorer
>*(https://explorer.ooni.torproject.org/world/) and on *OONI's
>measurement interface* (https://measurements.ooni.torproject.org/) --
>unless you opt out. Open data allows third parties to conduct
>independent studies, to verify OONI findings, and to answer other
>research questions. It also allows us all to have a more accurate
>understanding of information controls around the world. With each test
>you run via OONI's mobile app, you are playing an active role in
>increasing transparency of internet censorship.
>ooniprobe is an investigatory tool and may therefore pose some risks
>(https://ooni.torproject.org/about/risks/). When you first install the
>app, we require you to answer a quiz correctly, demonstrating your
>understanding of potential risks.
>We believe that access to information is a fundamental human right and
>therefore everyone should have the right and ability to examine their
>digital world and the restrictions that may be imposed on it. Moses
>Karanja, a Kenyan researcher on the politics of information controls at
>Strathmore University's CIPIT said in a statement:
>/"What Signal did for end-to-end encryption, OONI did for unmasking
>censorship. Most Africans rely on mobile phones as their primary means
>of accessing the internet and OONI's mobile app allows for
>efforts in unmasking the nature of censorship and internet performance.
>The possibilities are exciting for researchers, business and the human
>rights community around the world. We look forward to interesting days
>Learn more about OONI's mobile app here:
>Please contact the OONI team with any questions you may have at
>All the best,
>The OONI Team.
>Research and Partnerships Coordinator
>Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
>PGP Key Fingerprint: 2DC8 AFB6 CA11 B552 1081 FBDE 2131 B3BE 70CA 417E
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