November 6, 2014
News and Announcements
Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.
Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint with the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit requesting police investigation into allegations that the computer and telecommunications data of Bahraini democracy activists were subject to unlawful surveillance, which cites reports authored by Citizen Lab on the presence of FinFisher in Bahrain, as well the global proliferation of the software.
In June 2014, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert gave a keynote address at the Canadian Science Writers’ Association conference, where he was introduced as an “action hero.”
Members of the Cyber Stewards network are participating this week at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.
In a piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Morgan Marquis-Boire commented on government complains that antivirus programs are thwarting their planned surveillance activities.
On July 28-31, 2014, we convened the second annual Citizen Lab Summer Institute on Monitoring Internet Openness and Rights.
The Citizen Lab is profiled in the July 30 edition of Ars Technica, a technology news website, in an article titled “Inside Citizen Lab, the “Hacker Hothouse” protecting you from Big Brother.”
The Open Technology Fund (OTF) with Citizen Lab announced the launch of the Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP).
Citizen Lab Post-doctoral fellow Christopher Parsons was interviewed in The Calgary Herald on the issue of privacy and mass surveillance.
Noman talked about how almost every political and religious conflict in the Arab world has now migrated to the Internet in the form of hacking and defacement.