News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

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.

Philipp Winter is the 2014 Citizen Lab Google Policy Fellow

Citizen Lab has selected Philipp Winter as its 2014 Google Policy Fellow. Philipp is a PhD Student at Karlstad University conducting research about censorship-resistant communication. This is the sixth year Citizen Lab has participated in the program.

Morgan Marquis-Boire profiled in Wired magazine

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire is profiled in Wired magazine’s article titled “The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies.”

Workshop on Internet blocking at 2014 IGF

Robert Guerra, Senior Advisor to the Citizen Lab, in collaboration with Paul Vixie and ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) will be organizing a workshop at the 2014 United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will be held September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey.