psiphon media roundup

The psiphon launch and worldwide public release went very well. Thanks to my colleague Rafal Rohozinski at the University of Cambridge, and lead engineer Mike Hull, Anton, Eugene, Nart, Jane, Sarah, and James for working so hard and getting it out there. It has, and continues to be, a real Citizen Lab team effort. Thanks also go to the Open Society Institute for supporting this and other Citizen Lab projects; to the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy (CILP) at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; to the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw at Harvard Law School for legal advice, especially Alex Green and Matt Lovell; to the Parsons School of Design in New York City; and to numerous beta testers around the world.

The response has been tremendous, and we appreciate all of the feedback from the (as of the time of writing) 40,000+ psiphon node administrators worldwide.

We were fortunate to receive a lot of press coverage of psiphon, not all of it accurate unfortunately but that’s not unusual. Here are a few with some clarifications:

CBC The Hour
Globe and Mail *Note that the psiphon project is not funded by the MacArthur Foundation. The OpenNet Initiative is however. It is funded by the Open Society Institute and the CILP, as noted above.
IT Business *Note it is Mike Hull, not Hall.
Canadian Press
Toronto Star