[tor-project] OONI Monthly Report: January 2019

Maria Xynou maria at openobservatory.org
Wed Feb 20 04:13:29 UTC 2019


The OONI team started the year by launching OONI Probe mobile 2.0
(revamped mobile app) for Android, iOS and F-Droid. We also established
three new partnerships, published three research reports, and updated
four test lists. We also published a job opening to hire a backend engineer.

## Stable release of OONI Probe mobile 2.0

We launched OONI Probe mobile 2.0!

This is a major milestone in the OONI-verse, enabling community members
to test the URLs of their choice (directly inside the app), have an
overview of test results (thus the ability to compare measurements), a
better user experience, and more.

Information about the revamped app is available via our announcement
blog post: https://ooni.torproject.org/post/revamped-ooni-probe-mobile-app/

You can also learn about OONI Probe mobile 2.0 via Sinar Project's great
review: https://sinarproject.org/digital-rights/updates/ooni-2-0-review

After the initial launch of OONI Probe mobile 2.0 on Android and iOS, we
also released OONI Probe on F-Droid:

Thanks to support from the Localization Lab and the translator
community, OONI Probe mobile 2.0 was translated to the following 13
languages: Albanian, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek,
Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.

## Established new partnerships

We are excited to have established new partnerships with:
* ASUTIC: Senegalese Association of ICT Users (Senegal)

* Fundación Internet Bolivia.org (Bolivia)

* Open Culture Foundation (Taiwan)

ASUTIC released the following press statement (encouraging the use of
OONI Probe leading up to Senegal's 2019 elections):

## Year in Review: OONI in 2018

To share an overview of what the OONI team worked on in 2018, we
published a blog post titled "Year in Review: OONI in 2018", available
here: https://ooni.torproject.org/post/ooni-in-2018/

This blog post also highlights some of the projects we expect to launch
in 2019.

## Report on internet disruption in Gabon

In collaboration with CAIDA's Philipp Winter, we published a report on
the internet disruption that occurred in Gabon amid a coup attempt:

In this report, we share IODA data and Google traffic data that
corroborate local reports on the internet disruption.

## Report on internet censorship in Zimbabwe

In collaboration with the Digital Society of Zimbabwe, we co-published a
research report examining social media blocking and internet blackouts
in Zimbabwe amid the fuel protests.

Our joint report is available via the following links:
* OONI site:

* Digital Society of Zimbabwe site:

## Report on internet censorship in Venezuela

In collaboration with Venezuela Inteligente and IPYS Venezuela, we
co-published a research report examining the blocking of Wikipedia and
social media in Venezuela amid the country's political crisis.

Our joint report is available via the following links:

* OONI site:

* Venezuela Inteligente site:

* IPYS Venezuela site:

This research was possible thanks to OONI Probe measurement campaigns
coordinated by Venezuela Inteligente and IPYS Venezuela.

## Updated test lists

We carried out research to create and/or update the following test lists:

* Senegal: https://github.com/citizenlab/test-lists/pull/424

* Bolivia: https://github.com/citizenlab/test-lists/pull/426

* Mexico: https://github.com/citizenlab/test-lists/pull/428

* Paraguay: https://github.com/citizenlab/test-lists/pull/427

## Job opening

We're looking for a Backend Engineer to join OONI to work on:
* our data processing pipeline (& other backend components)

* the improvement of our data analysis heuristics

* the improvement of our network measurement methodologies

Information about the job opening is available here:

## Userbase

In January 2019, OONI Probe was run 24,5660 times from 4,121 different
vantage points in 211 countries around the world.

~ The OONI team.

Maria Xynou
Research & Partnerships Director
Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)
PGP Key Fingerprint: 2DC8 AFB6 CA11 B552 1081 FBDE 2131 B3BE 70CA 417E

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