[tor-talk] New tests included in OONI Probe mobile apps

Maria Xynou maria at openobservatory.org
Tue Jan 16 17:54:31 UTC 2018

Hello Tor world,

The latest release of the OONI Probe mobile apps includes 3 new tests:

1. WhatsApp test: https://ooni.torproject.org/nettest/whatsapp/

2. Facebook Messenger test:

3. Telegram test: https://ooni.torproject.org/nettest/telegram/

These tests are designed to measure the blocking of WhatsApp, Facebook
Messenger, and Telegram.

They were already included in the desktop versions of OONI Probe (Linux
and macOS), but now they have also been integrated in the mobile
versions as well (Android and iOS). This means that you can easily run
these tests with the tap of a button (literally) via the OONI Probe
mobile apps!

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are frequently blocked in many countries
around the world, while Telegram was recently blocked in Iran.

By running these tests, you can collect network measurement data showing
which ISPs block these apps, how, when, and where. If you're an Android
user, consider enabling the "Run tests automatically" option in the
settings for automatic daily testing.

You can install the OONI Probe mobile apps via the following links:

* Android:

* iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1199566366

Happy to address any questions.



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

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