Growing the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Arturo Filastò and Simone Basso, Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)


A lot has changed in the OONI-verse since we first presented a paper at FOCI in 2012.

OONI has gone from being a network measurement project primarily oriented at technical users with a unix only CLI tool, to being a global community that measures and responds to internet censorship events worldwide. Today, hundreds of thousands of OONI Probe users in more than 200 countries measure internet censorship from thousands of local vantage points every month.

This has led to many new and interesting opportunities, such as working with a growing community of human rights advocates and supporting their work with network measurement data. But this has also presented challenges, such as scaling our platform to meet demand and adapting to the ever-changing network landscapes.

As part of this session, we will discuss some solutions to problems that are common to network measurement instruments. Join us to learn all about what OONI has been up to over the last 6 years and what we’re building next!

@conference {221381,
author = {Arturo Filast{\`o} and Simone Basso},
title = {Growing the Open Observatory of Network Interference ({OONI})},
year = {2018},
address = {Baltimore, MD},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = aug,