Centre for Internet & Society

Maria Xynou recently interviewed Masashi Crete-Nishihata and Jakub Dalek from the Citizen Lab on internet filtering in India. View this interview and gain an insight on Netsweeper and FinFisher!

A few days ago, Masashi Crete-Nishihata (research manager) and Jakub Dalek (systems administrator) from the Citizen Lab visited the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to share their research with us.

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada. The OpenNet Initiative is one of the Citizen Lab's ongoing projects which aims to document patterns of Internet surveillance and censorship around the world. OpenNet.Asia is another ongoing project which focuses on censorship and surveillance in Asia.

The following video entails an interview of both Masashi Crete-Nishihata and Jakub Dalek on the following questions:

1. Why is it important to investigate Internet filtering around the world?

2. How high are the levels of Internet filtering in India, in comparison to the rest of the world?

3. "Censorship and surveillance of the Internet aim at tackling crime and terrorism and in increasing overall security." Please comment.

4. What is Netsweeper and how is it being used in India? What consequences does this have?

5. What is FinFisher and how could it be used in India?


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