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OONI : Open Observatory of Network Interference

Ooni-probe, the Open Observatory of Networking Interference, is an open source network testing framework and associated tests for detecting internet censorship. It has collected millions of high quality measurements from nearly 200 countries using open methodologies, using Free and Open Source Software (FL/OSS) to share observations and data about the kind, methods and amount of surveillance and censorship in the world. OTF support increases the global coverage of ongoing measurement of censorship events, improves the detection mechanisms, enhances safety for users in repressive environments and expands the information available to non-technical audiences including country specific reports and alerts on network disruptions.

Funding to date

2012
2013
2016
2017
2017
$300 000
$45 000
$300 000
$41 070
$300 000
12 months
12 months
15 months
5 months
12 months
Total funding: 
$986 070
Core issues: 
Security from danger or threat online
Current project status
  • Just an Idea (Pre-alpha)
  • It Exists! (Alpha/Beta)
  • It's basically done. (Release)
  • People Use It. (Production)
Objectives
Technology development
Deploying technology
Beneficiaries
General public
Addressed problems
Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
Blocking, filtering, or modification of political, social, and/or religious content (including apps)
Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
Technology focus
Application deployment
Web application
Mobile application (clientside)
Desktop client