Tag Archives: Canada

Ron Deibert on OpenCanada.org

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert authored an article entitled “Who Knows What Evils Lurk in the Shadows?” published on OpenCanada.org.

Christopher Parsons raises concerns regarding Bill C-51, CSE email monitoring

Citizen Lab Post-doctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons spoke to the CBC on the implications of Canada’s Bill C-51, as well as CSE’s email storage and monitoring.

Ron Deibert speaks to Globe and Mail on Five Eyes memo leak

The document is a memo circulated among the Five Eyes, a network of English-speaking intelligence agencies. Though the document does not name the hackers whose data were stolen, it made it clear that they had ties to the Chinese government, and were spying on human rights defenders and Uyghur activists in the country.

Citizen Lab on Canada’s electronic spy agency

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert interviewed by the CBC News regarding documents the news agency obtained on the Communications Security Establishment project dubbed “Levitation.”

Helmi Noman interviewed regarding hack of Quebec municipality

Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Helmi Noman was interviewed by MSN on the recent hack attack against a Quebec municipality west of Montreal called Terrasse-Vaudreuil.

Christopher Parsons on the effectiveness of telecommunications transparency reports

Christopher Parsons, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and managing director of the Telecom Transparency Project, has published a draft paper analyzing the effectiveness of the ‘transparency reports’ that Canadian telecommunications companies released in 2014.

The Canadian SIGINT Summaries

The Canadian SIGINT Summaries includes downloadable copies, along with summary, publication, and original source information, of leaked CSE documents.

Christopher Parsons on social media surveillance

Christopher Parsons spoke to the CBC regarding the Canadian government’s growing interest in the real-time contents of social media and to the Washington Post on privacy concerns with Uber’s rider database.

Jon Penney interviewed regarding Canadian security agencies

Jon Penney, a law professor at Dalhousie University and Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab, was interviewed by VICE Motherboard regarding the dynamic between Canada’s security agencies and the courts. He explained the government’s tendency to fight back against the court’s insistence that CSIS and the Communications Security Estabilishment Canada (CSEC) must keep them up to date on their operations.

Christopher Parsons weighs in on privacy concerns in Canada

Citizen Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons spoke to a number of media outlets this month on privacy issues in Canada, ranging from topics such as the expansion of Toronto Police Service’s surveillance technologies, the collection of social media data by the government, and concerns with particular mobile applications.