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Alternative Sources of Support - July 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere
2019-07-26 | By: Dan McDevitt

June 2019 Monthly Report


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."

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

Alternative Sources of Support - June 2019

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

May 2019 Monthly Report


OTF Announces Laura Cunningham as Principal Director


Exploring Online Media Filtering During the 2018 Russian Presidential Elections

ICFP fellows investigate, contrast, and compare censorship in Crimea and Russia during election period

April 2019 Monthly Report


Alternative Sources of Support - May 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere

Digital Integrity Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

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

March 2019 Monthly Report


Alternative Sources of Support - April 2019

Funding opportunities from OTF and elsewhere

Visualizing OTF Application Data

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

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