OpenNet Initiative (ONI) Year in Review 2011

April 24, 2012

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to share the OpenNet Initiative (ONI)'s annual roundup of top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe:

2011 Year in Review

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

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