InfoSec Seminar: Characterization of Internet Censorship from Multiple Perspectives

Speaker: Shehar Bano, UCL
UCL Contact: Jonathan Bootle (Visitors from outside UCL please email in advance).
Date/Time: 23 Mar 17, 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: Gordon Street (25) Maths 505

Abstract

Censorship of online communications threatens principles of openness and freedom of information on which the Internet was founded. In the interest of transparency and accountability, and more broadly to develop scientific rigour in the field, we need methodologies to measure and characterize Internet censorship. Such studies will not only help users make informed choices about information access, but also illuminate entities involved in or affected by censorship; informing the development of policy and enquiries into the ethics and le