Access Denied. The Practice and Policy of Global Internet by Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT

By Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski, et al.MIT Press|MIT Press||Adult NonfictionPoliticsLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 05.06.2012Street date: 05.06.2012

A examine of net blocking off and filtering worldwide: analyses through prime researchers and survey effects that rfile filtering practices in dozens of nations.

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The first student to work on Internet filtering at the Berkman Center, Benjamin Edelman, now a professor at Harvard Business School, deserves thanks for his important role in the early days of this research. The country profiles were produced under the guidance and authorship of principal investigator Rafal Rohozinski and Vesselina Haralampieva for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Helmi Noman and Elijah Zarwan for the North Africa and Middle East region, and Stephanie Wang and Kevin O’Keefe for Asia.

The tests are run across multiple days and weeks to control for normal connectivity problems. The completion of the initial accessibility testing is just the first step in the evaluation process. Additional diagnostic work is required to separate normal connectivity errors from intentional tampering. As described in further detail later, there are a number of technical alternatives for filtering the Internet, some of which are relatively easy to discover. Others are difficult to detect and require extensive diagnostic work to confirm.

For those whom we cannot, thanks goes out to the Civil Initiative for Internet Policy in Kazakhstan and the public foundation ‘‘GIPI’’ in Tajikistan. Extraspecial mention goes out to our team in Uzbekistan, who toil under great personal risk and in total anonymity. Cambridge and EIPN also are supported by a fantastic in-field administration and technology team from the Civil Initiative for Internet Policy in Kyrgyzstan, who make working in the CIS seem easy: Alexsei Bebinov, Lira Samykbaeva, and Zlata Shramko.

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