Prof. Nick Feamster delivered a lecture on measuring and circumventing Internet censorship at the ETH Zurich Workshop on Securing Future Communication Networks Against Emerging Threats. His talk covered three topics:
- Challenges in measuring Internet censorship, including ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive tool for measuring the extent and evolution of Internet censorship.
- Systems that perform deniable circumvention of censorship, including Collage and Infranet, and how they (and other systems) can be used to implement channels such as Tor pluggable transports.
- The emergence of “soft censorship” and overt information control as an alternative to outright censorship, including the use of personalization and social media as vectors for information manipulation.
The slides from the talk are available here.