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OONI : Open Observatory of Network Interference

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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.

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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

2012 $300,000 12 months
Internet Freedom Fund
2013 $45,000 12 months
Internet Freedom Fund
2016 $300,000 15 months
Internet Freedom Fund
2017 $41,070 5 months
Community Lab
2017 $300,000 12 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $986,070

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

Objective(s)

  • Deploying technology
  • Technology development

Beneficiaries

  • General public

Region(s)

  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • Desktop client
  • Mobile application (clientside)
  • Web application

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