This project will build a new software client for M-Lab testing by expanding the testing capabilities of the platform and also developing a browser extension or similar software integration for one or more of the popular open source browsers.
Once deployed, this tool will enable any user to become a regular and reliable part of the MLab community. It will also give researchers and policymakers a tool for realtime monitoring of censorship activity with a capability to zoom in on particular user communities on particular networks in particular geographies.
- Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
- Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
- Technology development
- General public
- Browser extension