News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Ron Deibert joins privacy debate at the Globe and Mail

Deibert was joined by Omar El Akkad, Technology reporter at the Globe and Mail and Mornay Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Seecrypt Group, a maker of secure communications software for mobile devices.

Morgan Marquis-Boire joins Freedom of the Press Foundation Advisory Board

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire has been invited to join the Freedom of the Press Foundation’s new Technical Advisory Board.

Jon Penney authors op-ed in Toronto Star

Penney writes about how the Fair Elections Act will make it even easier for Canadian political parties to access our personal information and undermine democracy.

Jason Q. Ng quoted in AFP on Weibo IPO

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng was quoted in a recent story about Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Morgan Marquis-Boire at RightsCon

Citizen Lab Security Researcher Morgan Marquis Boire attended RightsCon in San Francisco where he gave a talk on the Surveillance Landscape.

Morgan Marquis Boire comments on Turkey’s Twitter ban

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire commented on the recent Twitter blocking in Turkey in The Washington Post and the Spanish edition of BBC News.

2014 Google Policy Fellowship Call for Applications

The Citizen Lab is proud to once again be a host organization for the Google Policy Fellowship program. Deadline for application is April 14 2014 Midnight Pacific time Full details are available from the Google Policy Fellowship Program website

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Awards Citizen Lab “New Digital Age” Grant

The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto is one of ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad to receive the New Digital Age Grants.

Citizen Lab Post-doctoral Fellow Chris Parsons on surveillance and privacy

Citizen Lab Post-doctoral Fellow Chris Parsons was interviewed by a number of media outlets with regard to surveillance and privacy.

Voice of America covers Citizen Lab research

An article on commercial spyware in Voice of America cited Citizen Lab research into ‘lawful intercept’ spyware such as FinSpy.