News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Book Launch: The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

November 6, 2014

PI legal action informed by Citizen Lab’s FinFisher research

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.

Cyberspace “action hero” issues wakeup call

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.”

Cyber Stewards at the IGF14 in Istanbul

Members of the Cyber Stewards network are participating this week at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey.

Morgan Marquis-Boire quoted in WSJ piece on anti-virus companies and cyber spying

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.

Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2014

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 Ars Technica

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.”

Call for Applications: The Open Technology Fund Information Controls Fellowship Program

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) with Citizen Lab announced the launch of the Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP).

Christopher Parsons interviewed in piece on privacy and mass surveillance

Citizen Lab Post-doctoral fellow Christopher Parsons was interviewed in The Calgary Herald on the issue of privacy and mass surveillance.

Helmi Noman interviewed on France 24 international about political hacking in MENA

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.