News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Jennie Phillips on digital humanitarianism

Doctoral Student Fellow Jennie Phillips wrote an article on Relief To Recovery regarding what digital humanitarianism is and how to get involved.

Citizen Lab on Canada’s electronic spy agency

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert interviewed by the CBC News regarding documents the news agency obtained on the Communications Security Establishment project dubbed “Levitation.”

Asia Chats research on WeChat censorship explored by Slate

Slate’s discussion on the proliferation of Chinese messaging applications worldwide was informed by Citizen Lab research report “Asia Chats: Analyzing Information Controls & Privacy in Asian Messaging Applications.”

Helmi Noman interviewed regarding hack of Quebec municipality

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman was interviewed by MSN on the recent hack attack against a Quebec municipality west of Montreal called Terrasse-Vaudreuil.

The Verge article features FinFisher research

An article by The Verge on the persecution of Bahraini activists Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Jaffar Al Hasabi, and Saeed Al-Shehabi features the Citizen Lab’s extensive analysis into FinFisher, a line of remote intrusion and surveillance software developed by Munich-based Gamma International GmbH, conducted by Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire and Research Fellow Bill Marzcak.

Ron Deibert in “After Snowden” – LSE IDEAS public discussion

January 20, 2015 – London, UK

Christopher Parsons on top privacy issues in Canada in 2014

Christopher Parsons, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and managing director of the Telecom Transparency Project, spoke to Canada.com regarding how discussions around privacy shifted in 2014 and what to expect in 2015.

Christopher Parsons on social media surveillance

Christopher Parsons spoke to the CBC regarding the Canadian government’s growing interest in the real-time contents of social media and to the Washington Post on privacy concerns with Uber’s rider database.

Morgan Marquis-Boire featured in New Zealand Herald

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire discussed his research into online threat to activists and media and his work as the director of security at First Look Media.