All related publications for OpenNet Initiative

2010 Report on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

This paper evaluates the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on independent media and human rights sites in nine countries, as well as the broader impact of DDoS worldwide, and makes recommendations for how independent media and human rights sites can best respond to such attacks.

Authored by
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts
  • Jillian York
  • Ryan McGrady

20 Dec 2010

2010 Circumvention Tool Usage Report

This paper evaluates the usage of blocking-resistant circumvention tools, simple web proxies, and VPN services and finds that overall usage of circumvention tools is still very small in proportion to the number of Internet users in countries with substantial national Internet filtering.

Authored by
  • Rob Faris
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts
  • Jillian York

14 Oct 2010

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Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace

"Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace," edited by Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski and Jonathan Zittrain, with a foreword by Miklos Haraszti and chapters by Ronald Deibert, Colin Maclay, John Palfrey, Hal Roberts, Rafal Rohozinski, Nart Villeneuve, Ethan Zuckerman.

Authored by
  • Jonathan Zittrain
  • John Palfrey
  • Ron Deibert
  • Rafal Rohozinski

29 Apr 2010

2007 Circumvention Landscape Report: Methods, Uses, and Tools

A large variety of different projects have developed tools that can be used to circumvent Internet filtering, allowing people in filtered countries access to otherwise filtered content. This report describes the mechanisms of filtering and circumvention and evaluates ten projects that develop tools that can be used to circumvent filtering.

Authored by
  • John Palfrey
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Hal Roberts

5 Mar 2009