Le Far West moral qui prévaut sur Internet a permis à bon nombre d’entreprises vendant des systèmes de filtrage de sites pornographiques de faire des affaires d’or. Mais plusieurs d’entre elles préfèrent ne pas mentionner..
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There has been considerable news coverage and controversy around the release of the ONI’s Internet Filtering in Burma Report. Here is an Information Week article that is not just a reproduction of the Associated Press story. And Nart did up a nice little piece on his blog about Fortinet’s tangled web.
There is a story in GulfNews about the ONI’s country report on Internet Filtering in the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to Neil Hrab for forwarding and pointing that out.
I must say, though, that we certainly do not “praise” the UAE, that’s
for sure. I don’t know where the guy got that from. All we said is that
there is only slight blocking of political material (including by the
way, the entire .il domain, which is all of Israel). That’s pretty bad
as far as I’m concerned. I’m certainly not going to praise a regime
that does that, let alone uses Smartfilter to censor.
Makes you wonder what type of editorial controls go into stories like that in UAE, eh?
We at the OpenNet Initiative have just released our report on Internet filtering in Singapore. We found that while Singapore maintains stringent controls over its communications environment, it does so using old-fashioned laws instead of technical filters, as in countries like China or Iran.
We have just released a new bulletin on Telus’s filtering of the Voices of Change website. As we note in our report, Telus’s filtering by IP produced massive collateral filtering of 766 unrelated websites.
There are various news articles on our report here, here, and here, and a Slashdot entry here.
We at the ONI have just released our report on Internet Filtering in Iran (in PDF format). Although it was known before, our report confirms the use of the US commercial filtering product, Smartfilter. Our report allso reveals patterns of Internet content targeted for filtering, including opposition websites, some lesbian and gay sites, and a lot of blogs, especially those written in the Farsi language. Stay tuned for the fallout….
I did an interview with George “Strombo” on his show CBC’s The Hour. You should be able to view the entire clip in QuickTime online here.
CNN has a news item that is making the rounds about China’s new policy of shutting down unregistered websites and blogs. The story mentions our ONI report on China’s filtering of the Internet. Nart’s blog has an extended analysis of the issue that includes some speculation on the so called “night crawler” that China is reportedly using to track unregistered websites and blogs that should be read as well.
I have also just stumbled across a news item on Tunisia that mentions the ONI’s research on this country and has a lengthy interview with Nart.
A good interview (if I do say so myself) with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Asia Pacific program on our China Internet filtering report. You can listen to the interview here and read the transcript here.
And of course our report can be found here.
A solid story by Jonathan Krim of the Washington Post on our China Internet Filtering Study, which will be posted here tomorrow AM.
Web Censors In China Find Success
Falun Gong, Dalai Lama Among Blocked Topics
By Jonathan Krim
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 14, 2005; Page A20
The Chinese government is succeeding in broadly censoring what its citizens can read on the Internet, surprising many experts and denting U.S. government hopes that online access would be a quick catalyst for democratic political reform.
Internet users in the world’s most populous country are routinely blocked from sites featuring information on subjects such as Taiwanese independence, the Falun Gong movement, the Dalai Lama and the Tiananmen Square uprising in 1989, according to a study to be released today by a consortium of researchers from Harvard University, the University of Toronto and Cambridge University in England.