News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Call for Applications: The Open Technology Fund Information Controls Fellowship Program

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) with Citizen Lab announced the launch of the Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP).

Christopher Parsons interviewed in piece on privacy and mass surveillance

Citizen Lab Post-doctoral fellow Christopher Parsons was interviewed in The Calgary Herald on the issue of privacy and mass surveillance.

Helmi Noman interviewed on France 24 international about political hacking in MENA

Noman talked about how almost every political and religious conflict in the Arab world has now migrated to the Internet in the form of hacking and defacement.

Philipp Winter is the 2014 Citizen Lab Google Policy Fellow

Citizen Lab has selected Philipp Winter as its 2014 Google Policy Fellow. Philipp is a PhD Student at Karlstad University conducting research about censorship-resistant communication. This is the sixth year Citizen Lab has participated in the program.

Morgan Marquis-Boire profiled in Wired magazine

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire is profiled in Wired magazine’s article titled “The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies.”

Workshop on Internet blocking at 2014 IGF

Robert Guerra, Senior Advisor to the Citizen Lab, in collaboration with Paul Vixie and ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) will be organizing a workshop at the 2014 United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will be held September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ron Deibert to deliver keynote at “American Circuits, American Secrets”

September 19, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor – Digital Media and Global Affairs

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs.

Christopher Parsons and the Canadian telecommunications landscape – June 2014

Post-doctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons spoke with a variety of media organizations over the past month about his research and pressing events that have taken place in the Canadian telecommunications landscape. He generally discussed lawful access to telecommunications data, the release of transparency reports by Canadian Internet service providers, and the unveiling of an access to personal information tool.

Director Ron Deibert receives career achievement award

Ron Deibert was awarded the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.