Google and others release tool to detect Net filtering, blocking

  Complementing other tools like EFF's Switzerland and AT-Tester  from Lirneasia, Google and others have released beta versions of QoS tools available at M-Lab. News of the development of these tools first came out around mid-2008. As Information Policy notes, Is your Internet provider unreasonably interfering with your network traffic, and perhaps even running afoul … Continue reading Google and others release tool to detect Net filtering, blocking

Net neutrality and Internet QoS in Sri Lanka redux

Lirneasia's post on Net Neutrality by Chanuka Wattegama stimulated a lot of debate on the pros and cons of net neutrality from a Sri Lankan perspective. In Net Neutrality: Economics and implications for ICT4Peace and ODR I fleshed out some of the implications of Net Neutrality, and Chanuka's stance on it, for web and internet traffic related to … Continue reading Net neutrality and Internet QoS in Sri Lanka redux

Net Neutrality: Economics and implications for ICT4Peace and ODR

A post on Lirneasia prompted some thought on the linkages between Net Neutrality and peacebuilding, especially the use of the web and Internet for conflict transformation. Lirneasia's post deals with Obama's and McCain's stance on the issue of Net Neutrality, with Chanuka making the point that while theoretically desirable, Net Neutrality has its own significant … Continue reading Net Neutrality: Economics and implications for ICT4Peace and ODR

Keep tabs on your ISP’s quality of service through Switzerland

Not the country, but the programme created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. As the EFF website notes,  Developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Switzerland is an open source software tool for testing the integrity of data communications over networks, ISPs and firewalls. It will spot IP packets which are forged or modified between clients, inform … Continue reading Keep tabs on your ISP’s quality of service through Switzerland