Opened 5 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#14760 closed task (wontfix)

Write documentation of benefits for running ooniprobe

Reported by: hellais Owned by: hellais
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Ooni Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04
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Description

It has been pointed out by some researchers in the field of network measurement ethics that it's important to understand what benefit is gained by volunteers running ooniprobe in order to better understand how to maximise the benefits by reducing the risk.

We should make a list of what are the practical benefits of running ooniprobe on the network of a volunteer (ex. the fact that you will learn what is being filtered, how much your network is filtered compared to networks in other countries, the warm fuzzy feeling of having contributed to the work of censorship measurements, etc.)

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by hellais

As per https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/14761#comment:1 we have been in contact with a team of lawyers to assist us in making the best decisions and this is ongoing work.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by irl

Severity: Normal

Just to add a comment here that may be useful.

My justification for running ooniprobe at the University of Aberdeen is in two parts:

1) My research is in the area of Internet Measurement with direct overlap with OONI. Although we often have goals of enabling transport protocol innovation or verifying new transport protocol modifications are viable it is exactly the same scientific techniques that are used and my visibility of OONI's development helps to inform my research.

2) When performing Internet Measurements it is important that I can verify I am testing the paths I believe I am testing and not just testing University/ISP/Government/Security Service infrastructure that has intercepted and rerouted the connection, as this would lead to results that have not been generated with "good science".

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by teor

Keywords: archived-closed-2018-07-04 added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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