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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.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2013 $126,800 9 months
2012 $100,000 12 months

Total Funding: $226,800

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)


  • Technology development


  • General public


  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Browser extension

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