On the OONI blog today is a post looking at Brazil’s recent block of Whatsapp. Another reminder of how much of the average user’s Internet experience has shifted from the web browser to mobile apps.
I started running a public sp3 server today. It’s a small side-project I’ve hacked together over the last couple weeks to make it easier for people to play with packet spoofing. The server works similarly to a public proxy, but with the trade-off that while it won’t send high-volumes of traffic, it will allow you… Continue reading SP3
I had the privilege last week of talking at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress about the state of Internet Censorship in 2015 and the major developments in blocking and measurements last year. The talk is now online and available for streaming. It’s meant as a primer on the topic, and to show the growing normalization… Continue reading Internet Censorship
What’s Up with Open HTTP Proxies
I’ll be giving a talk next week at CCCamp on the Open Proxy ecosystem, following up on some work I did last year looking at the operators, users, and traffic.
I’m quite excited to be talking at CascadiaFest this summer about the work I’ve been doing on scanning the Internet. My talk proposal is archived here. The cool end-results are still getting ready for publication, but one of the code modules I’m pretty excited about that happened in the process is ip2country.
Finally got a new server up and running. It’s interesting to go through the setup process every once in a while to see what parts of it are still hardware. I also got to explore some new corners of the process, like dealing with the remote admin interface, and structuring DNS and NICs across multiple… Continue reading Server
Open Tech Fund
I’m excited to be supported by the Open Technology Fund on my research of activist.js. I’ve found myself in highly esteemed company, and hope to live up to goals of program. Will Scott, a graduate student in the Networking Lab at the University of Washington, will continue his work on Activist.js, a tool that helps… Continue reading Open Tech Fund
The proceedings for BITCOIN’15 are now available, including our paper on some of the legal issues surrounding crypto-currencies.
I spent friday at the new england networks and systems day in Boston. It was surprisingly doable to get up to Boston, something I hadn’t really processed living on the west coast. It was also great to see a bunch of people in the community that I don’t get to see very often.
I completed the Generals requirements at UW today, and have advanced to a doctoral candidate.