Citizen Lab Post-doctoral Fellow Chris Parsons was interviewed by a number of media outlets with regard to surveillance and privacy.
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An article on commercial spyware in Voice of America cited Citizen Lab research into ‘lawful intercept’ spyware such as FinSpy.
Citizen Lab research into FinSpy, a suite of surveillance software marketed exclusively to governments by the Gamma Group of Companies, has helped in the recent lawsuit put forth by an American citizen living in Maryland.
Citizen Lab’s Bill Marczak helped Privacy International scan Ethiopian refugee Tadesse Biru Kersmo’s computer, and they found traces that showed FinSpy had been operating in June 2012 over two days while he was in the UK.
Special Advisor Robert Guerra was interviewed for Wilton Park on the nature of power. Guerra spoke about what power currently looks like and how is it changing in the world.
Visiting Fellow Rex Hughes was a witness at the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Standing Committee meeting in the Senate on 5 February, 2014.
Phillipa Gill, former post-doctoral fellow at the Citizen Lab and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, has been selected to receive a 2014 Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program in the amount of $514,000.
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire was interviewed for Vice’s Motherboard ahead of the RSA Security Conference.
Christopher Bronk, a senior fellow at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, has authored a report on cybersecurity threats to the US’s energy industry and infrastructure.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal about the alleged China-related censorship on the international version of Bing.com, the search engine operated by Microsoft.