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 research of web blockading and filtering all over the world: analyses through prime researchers and survey effects that record filtering practices in dozens of nations.
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The Principal Motives and Targets of Filtering On September 19, 2006, a military-led coup in Thailand overthrew the democratically elected government headed by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thailand is not unfamiliar with such upheavals. There have been seventeen coups in the past sixty years. 5 A year earlier in Nepal, the king shut down the Internet along with international telephone lines and cellular communication networks when he seized power from the parliament and prime minister. In Bahrain, during the run-up to the fall 2006 election, the government chose to block access to a number of key opposition sites.
These methods may overlap; an ISP may filter content using one particular technique while another technique is used at the international gateway. Pakistan is an example of a country that blocks at both the international gateway and at the ISP level. There are a few principal techniques used for Internet filtering including IP blocking, DNS tampering, and proxy-based blocking methods. ) These techniques are presented in further detail by Anderson and Murdoch in chapter 3. IP blocking is effective in blocking the intended target and no new equipment needs to be purchased.
Within the main conference facilities in Tunis, they would experience the Internet as though they were in a Silicon Valley start-up: unfettered access to whatever they sought to view or write online. But those by the sea in Yasmine-Hammamet, outside the United Nations–sponsored conference facilities, encountered a radically different Internet—the one that is commonplace for Tunisians. org/—they would see a page indicating that a network error had occurred. Among other curious things, the page was written in French, not the native Arabic.