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Re: [tor-talk] BOOM! New OONI Mobile App Released!

On 02/09/2017 11:37 PM, e5f3c2ea895af0f27667@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi,
> This is very nice and very useful, it will really help with getting more people to
> deploy more tests and gather more measurements. Tested the app on Android 
> and everything went fine. 

Awesome, glad to hear it. :)
> There should be a mention of the mobile app here? https://ooni.torproject.org/install

Indeed! Just opened an issue


> Best wishes,
> --
> 9. Feb 2017 12:22 by maria@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>> Hi Tor community,
>> Today the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) is thrilled to
>> announce the release of *ooniprobe mobile app* on *Google Play* and
>> *iOS* app stores!
>> *Google Play:*
>> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openobservatory.ooniprobe
>> *iOS:* > https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id1199566366
>> 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 are
>> 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 role
>> 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 how
>> to circumvent the detected censorship. It also allows you to measure the
>> speed and performance of your network, which can be useful in uncovering
>> more covert forms of censorship, such as throttling (a censorship
>> technique we have increasingly seen in Turkey and elsewhere around the
>> world).
>> 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 decentralized
>> 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
>> ahead."/
>> Learn more about OONI's mobile app here:
>> https://ooni.torproject.org/post/ooni-mobile-app
>> Please contact the OONI team with any questions you may have at
>> *> contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> *.
>> All the best,
>> The OONI Team.
>> -- 
>> Maria Xynou
>> Research and Partnerships Coordinator
>> Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
>> https://ooni.torproject.org
>> PGP Key Fingerprint: 2DC8 AFB6 CA11 B552 1081 FBDE 2131 B3BE 70CA 417E

Maria Xynou
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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