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Thursday, August 2 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Where is the Web Closed? Empirical Evidence of Regional Blocking

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One of the Internet’s purported strengths is the degree to which it facilities widespread access to its resources from anywhere in the world. Yet various commercial, technical, and national interests have come to constrain universal access to information, resulting in a “fragmentation” of the network. We assess the extent to which these fissures fall along regional borders, drawing from a series of global network scans and collection of user anecdotes, before leading a wider discussion on reasons behind website unavailability and the potential impacts of blocking.  

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avatar for Sadia Afroz

Sadia Afroz

Senior Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
Sadia Afroz, PhD, is a research scientist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). Her work focuses on anti-censorship, anonymity and adversarial learning. Her work on adversarial authorship attribution received the 2013 Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) award, the... Read More →
avatar for Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain

PhD student, UC Berkeley
Anushah Hossain is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, where she studies how marginalized communities use information technologies. She has a background in development economics and previously worked as a survey researcher on technology adoption and impact... Read More →



Thursday August 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
[H] Log Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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