My Apply
My Apply

Marios Isaakidis


Information Controls Fellow


Circumventing censorship with biton

As an Information Controls Fellow, Marios worked with the University of Waterloo to further assess the viability of a new censorship circumvention technique that supports low-latency proxying and redundant file storage, both with plausible deniability. For that, biton constructs a peer-to-peer overlay network on top of BitTorrent swarms. This mechanism has the potential to address various tactics used by modern censors, such as protocol fingerprinting, traffic analysis, Internet shutdowns, and bridge enumeration attacks. During the fellowship, a prototype implementation was developed and can be found here. Marios also released a blog post summarizing the outcomes of the project.


Funding to date

2019 $41,550 9 months
Information Controls Fellowship

Total Funding: $41,550


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