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[liberationtech] Looking feedback on a paper regarding the shutdown of internet in Syria

John Scott-Railton john.railton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 17:17:45 PST 2012


On Dec 5, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Warigia Bowman <warigia at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear colleagues, 
> 
> I would welcome your feedback on a working paper my colleague Jean Camp and I  have about keeping folks online during repressive regimes. 
> 
> This paper does cover deep packet inspection, and some other technical and policy solutions. 
> 
> We look at Syria, Libya, Egypt, the Sudan, and Uganda. 
> 
> Here is the permlink. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2101677
> 
> Please let me know what we missed. 
> 
> Thank you, Warigia
> 
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:27 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> 
> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/12/05/0115214/itu-approves-deep-packet-inspection
> 
> ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection
> 
> Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday December 04, @08:19PM
> 
> from the inspect-my-encryption-all-you'd-like dept.
> 
> dsinc sends this quote from Techdirt about the International
> Telecommunications Union's ongoing conference in Dubai that will have an
> effect on the internet everywhere: "One of the concerns is that decisions
> taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance
> personal freedom than a tool for state surveillance and oppression. The new
> Y.2770 standard is entitled 'Requirements for deep packet inspection in Next
> Generation Networks', and seeks to define an international standard for deep
> packet inspection (DPI). As the Center for Democracy & Technology points out,
> it is thoroughgoing in its desire to specify technologies that can be used to
> spy on people. One of the big issues surrounding WCIT and the ITU has been
> the lack of transparency — or even understanding what real transparency might
> be. So it will comes as no surprise that the new DPI standard was negotiated
> behind closed doors, with no drafts being made available."
> 
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> Dr. Warigia Bowman
> Assistant Professor 
> Clinton School of Public Service
> University of Arkansas
> wbowman at clintonschool.uasys.edu
> http://democratizingegypt.blogspot.com
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