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June 2019 Monthly Report

2019-07-17

Research Corner: "The use of TLS in Censorship Circumvention"

This is a guest blog post by Sergey Frolov and Eric Wustrow, authors of “The use of TLS in Censorship Circumvention,” a paper analyzing real-world TLS client implementations of several popular censorship circumvention tools. Beyond analyzing existing issues with TLS in circumvention tools, the authors went on to develop a solution that helps make TLS traffic in circumvention tools less susceptible to blocking by allowing their implementation to "automatically mimic other popular TLS implementations."
2019-07-11

Chinese ‘Police App’ Discreetly Siphons, Insecurely Transmits User Data: Audit

The BXAQ app appears to be used by police to scan a tourist's phone for specific content, with the captured data then sent to a local file server “without any protections,” an OTF-supported security audit finds
2019-07-02

Alternative Sources of Support - June 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-06-18 | By: Dan McDevitt

May 2019 Monthly Report

2019-06-17

OTF Announces Laura Cunningham as Principal Director

2019-06-05

Exploring Online Media Filtering During the 2018 Russian Presidential Elections

ICFP fellows investigate, contrast, and compare censorship in Crimea and Russia during election period
2019-05-29

April 2019 Monthly Report

2019-05-20

Alternative Sources of Support - May 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-05-10

Digital Integrity Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Application window open until July 15, 2019
2019-05-09 | By: Lindsay Beck

March 2019 Monthly Report

2019-04-17

Alternative Sources of Support - April 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-04-12

Visualizing OTF Application Data

Explore OTF applications year-by-year, broken down by geographic focus, submissions vs. funded projects, topical focus area, and more
2019-03-28

February 2019 Monthly Report

2019-03-20 | By: Dan McDevitt

January 2019 Monthly Report

2019-03-20 | By: Dan McDevitt

Q&A: The Information Controls Fellowship Program

Apply by February 24, 2019
2019-02-22 | By: Adam Lynn

Fourth Cohort of Information Controls Fellows in Review

Looking back at the accomplishments of the fourth class of Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) fellows
2019-02-20 | By: Adam Lynn

Alternative Sources of Support - February 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-02-13 | By: Dan McDevitt

December 2018 Monthly Report

2019-01-22 | By: Dan McDevitt

Information Controls Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Application window open until February 24, 2019
2019-01-11 | By: Adam Lynn