[ooni-dev] On the ethics of soliciting measurements and informed consent

jony-port at bitmessage.ch jony-port at bitmessage.ch
Tue Jan 13 02:37:52 UTC 2015

Hi list,

It is more fair to consider OONI as an end-user
network measurements tool running voluntarily and it should not be
compared directly with various network measurements projects. Some
relying on closed source software, non documented/hidden methodologies
or could potential disclose user information to law enforcement.

There is nothing really illegal or improper (except ISP
limitations/rules) that disallows a user to conduct network related
measurements on it's own Internet connection. The user can decide
the risks associated while running OONI, pretty much as in any
other application for instance nmap and other security/port scanners.

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