News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Irene Poetranto’s op-ed on outdated Internet controls in Indonesia

Communications Officer / Researcher Irene Poetranto authored an op-ed in The Jakarta Post, urging for Indonesia’s new communications and information minister to end the country’s outdated Internet controls.

The Latin American Winter

Four years after the ‘Arab Spring’, it is believed that empowerment of civil society in Latin America has been hampered by formal and informal structures of power, which – legally and illegally- are funneling digital manifestations of social grievances, thus avoiding significant challenges to the status quo.

Hacking Team CEO responds to Morgan Marquis-Boire’s article

Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti responded to an article co-authored by Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire on The Intercept.

Morgan Marquis-Boire co-authors piece on Hacking Team

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire has co-authored an article exploring the sale of commercial spyware produced by Hacking Team to law enforcement agencies and governments across the globe.

Jennie Phillips Speaking on Utilization Focused Evaluation

Jennie will be giving a talk titled “Debunking Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE): Lessons Learned Applying UFE Theory to Practice” at The 25th Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference at OISE, University of Toronto on November 7th, 2014

Book Launch: The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

November 6, 2014

PI legal action informed by Citizen Lab’s FinFisher research

Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint with the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit requesting police investigation into allegations that the computer and telecommunications data of Bahraini democracy activists were subject to unlawful surveillance, which cites reports authored by Citizen Lab on the presence of FinFisher in Bahrain, as well the global proliferation of the software.

ASL19 shortlisted for Human Rights Tulip award

Citizen Lab partner ASL19 is one of 30 shortlisted candidates for the Dutch government’s Human Rights Tulip award.

Cyberspace “action hero” issues wakeup call

In June 2014, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert gave a keynote address at the Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference, where he was introduced as an “action hero.”

Cyber Stewards at the IGF14 in Istanbul

Members of the Cyber Stewards network are participating this week at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.