News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Research on Hacking Team and Finfisher highlighted in Motherboard

Citizen Lab surveillance research on Hacking Team and FinFisher highlighted in articles on Motherboard, the Varsity, and the New York Times.

Citizen Lab at the World Movement for Democracy Eighth Assembly

November 1-4 – Seoul, South Korea

Citizen Lab research cited in Freedom House report

Freedom House has released their “Freedom on the Net 2015” report, placing China at the bottom of a ranking comprising 65 countries. The report cites the Citizen Lab’s research on China, specifically on chat application censorship and targeted threats.

EngageMedia and partners organize RightsCon Southeast Asia

Citizen Lab Cyber Stewards Network partner EngageMedia partnered with Access and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) to organize RightsCon Southeast Asia from March 24-25, 2015. The conference, held in Manila, brought together over 600 participants from the region and across the world.

EngageMedia co-hosted event on Thai Internet legislation

Citizen Lab Cyber Stewards Network partner EngageMedia co-hosted a public forum in Bangkok on October 17, together with the Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture, discussing the pending Internet laws in Thailand.

Citizen Lab and Cyber Stewards Network at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

November 9-13 – João Pessoa, Brazil

Jason Q. Ng discusses “China’s Rumour Mill” in Foreign Affairs

In an article written for Foreign Affairs, Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng discusses the crackdown of “rumours” on the popular Chinese WeChat mobile application, and its broader implications for censorship in the country.

Irene Poetranto at Colombia’s Internet Governance Forum

Citizen Lab Communications Officer and Researcher Irene Poetranto speaking at a number of cybersecurity events in Latin America, including the second annual Colombian Internet Governance Forum.

Jason Q. Ng speaks to the China Economic Review on UC Browser vulnerabilities

Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng spoke to the China Economic Review on the findings of the UC Browser report, and the impact of security vulnerabilities on users.

Ron Deibert at the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s 2015 Pioneer Awards

September 24 – San Francisco