News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

“一APP两制”:微信如何区别审查中国及海外用户

多伦多大学公民实验室的最新报告揭露了微信平台的审查机制。微信是中国腾讯控股有限公司旗下的即时通讯应用,目前是中国最受欢迎的聊天软件之一,也是全球排名第四的最流行聊天软件

Director Ron Deibert to testify at Canadian Senate committee

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert will be giving testimony to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights Wednesday November 30th 2016 at 11:30 AM.

Christopher Parsons in “Reclaiming your Privacy in a Digital Age” panel

November 10 – Toronto, Canada

Irene Poetranto and Adam Senft at Giganet and IGF 2016

December 5-9 – Guadalajara, Mexico

Christopher Parsons on the police’s mass text message to solve homicide

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) plans to send text messages to individuals who were present in the particular neighbourhood in which a homicide occurred, in an attempt to gain more information in solving the crime. Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons commented on the use and storage of this data.

Jason Q. Ng on Ali Baba CEO’s big data surveillance endorsement

In a recent speech, Ali Baba co-founder Jack Ma suggested that the Chinese government should use big data to help prevent crime, a view that resonates with the Communist party’s efforts to establish a system parsing citizen information online. Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng commented on Ma’s remarks in an interview with Bloomberg.

Bill Marczak and Morgan Marquis-Boire featured in Al Jazeera’s ‘Faultlines’

Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Bill Marczak and Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire were featured in an episode of Al Jazeera’s ‘Faultlines’ program, in an episode entitled “Crypto Wars: Behind the Encryption Debate.” They discussed attitudes concerning surveillance in the wake of the San Bernadino shooting as well as other terrorist activities.

Job Posting: System Administrator

The Citizen Lab has an opening for a system administrator

UofT’s Postdoctoral Fellowship competition

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto is hosting a Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2016-2017, which offers a maximum stipend of $45,000 per year, for two years.

Black Code screening at the Toronto International Film Festival

On Tuesday September 13th, 9:30 pm, the film adaptation of the book Black Code—directed by renowned filmmaker Nicholas de Pencier—will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Black Code was published in May 2013, and written by Citizen Lab Director, Ron Deibert.