Monthly Archives: March 2017

The State of Internet Censorship in Thailand

New OONI data reveals the blocking of 13 websites in Thailand across 6 different ISPs, between 6th November 2016 and 27th February 2017. Thai ISPs appear to primarily be implementing censorship through DNS hijacking and through the use of middle boxes (HTTP transparent proxies) which serve block pages.

The blocked sites include:

  • News outlets (nypost.com and dailymail.co.uk)
  • Wikileaks.org
  • Anonymity and censorship circumvention tool sites (e.g. hotspotshield.com)
  • Pornography

Since these sites were not found to be blocked across all 16 ISPs where tests were run, service providers in Thailand may be in a position to filter online content at their own discretion.

Read the research report here.

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), Sinar Project, and Thai Netizen Network

Publication date: 20th March 2017

New ooniprobe mobile app: Measure internet censorship & performance!

Today the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) project is thrilled to announce the release of a new mobile app (“ooniprobe – Measure Internet Censorship & Performance”) that can now be installed on Android and iOS for testing Internet censorship and network performance.

Read the post here.

Publisher: Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Publication date: 9th February 2017