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.

Addressed problems

  • Restrictive Internet filtering by technical methods (IP blocking, DNS filtering, TCP RST, DPI, etc.)
  • Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)

Objective(s)

  • Technology development

Beneficiaries

  • General public

Region(s) archive

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Browser extension