OONI Probe 2.0 Launch (also F-Droid)

Hi folks!

2 months ago I announced the OONI Probe 2.0 Beta here.. OONI helps measure your internet network and discover potential interference and censorship. The new 2.0 app has a few new features and a new UI, which I contributed to as well.

It was launched last week on Google Play and Apple’s App store and a few days ago on F-Droid (make sure to update the repos to get the 2.0):

How to contribute

You can help in various ways:

Help Translate OONI Probe

OONI Probe is currently available in various languages, but Albanian and many others are not ready yet. You can help review and translate. More details: https://www.localizationlab.org/blog/2018/12/11/ooni-probe-office-hour

Run Tests + OONI Run

Once downloaded, you can run OONI Probe on your network to test for blocking. One recent event in Albania which might be interesting to highlight is the blocking of online gambling websites :

SQ: http://www.panorama.com.al/bastet-urdhri-i-akep-ja-kompanite-e-faqeve-online-qe-do-bllokohen/
EN, Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-gambling-ban/albania-passes-law-banning-sports-betting-online-gambling-idUSKCN1MZ2GR

With OONI Run, one could share those lists of websites for people to run and gather probes to have a wider diversity of measurements and networks throughout time. I will be sharing more of this soon after having done my own research as well.

What’s Next?

If you want to contribute in other ways, hit me up. I’d be happy to help. If there is any interest we could also schedule a small workshop again :slight_smile:

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