2011 was an eventful year with respect to filtering and surveillance.
Among the year's most well-known events are the introduction of the
SOPA/PIPA bills in the US Congress, the discovery that European and
American companies had exported technology to government censors in the
Middle East, massive DDoS attacks during the Russian national elections
in December, and numerous Internet blackouts across the Middle East
during the Arab Spring protests.
Visit the ONI blog
for more summary and background on the 2011 Year in Review, as well as
links to recent research, including the ONI's Access Contested: Security, identity, and resistance in Asian cyberspace, the extensive sequel to last year's Access Controlled. For more about the ONI -- a collaborative partnership between the
Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; the Berkman Center; and the SecDev Group (Ottawa) -- visit