News and Announcements
Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.
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.
November 10 – Toronto, Canada
December 5-9 – Guadalajara, Mexico
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.
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.
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.
The Citizen Lab has an opening for a system administrator
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.
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.