Tag Archives: Surveillance

Sochi, Surveillance and Citizen Lab in the news

Th upcoming Sochi Olympics are drawing media attention to the well-documented cyber surveillance system in Russia.

Director Ron Deibert to give lecture at the University of British Columbia

January 23, 2014

Towards Transparency in Canadian Telecommunications

Canadian scholars and civil liberties organizations have come together to ask that many of Canada’s most preeminent telecommunications companies disclose the kinds, amounts, and regularity at which state agencies request telecommunications data pertaining to Canadians.

Andrei Soldatov to discuss Russian cyber surveillance at European Parliament Committee meeting

Investigative Journalist Andrei Soldatov was invited to make a contribution to an inquiry on the Russian electronic mass surveillance system.

Ron Deibert participating in PEN Canada’s Freedom to Read event


February 28, 2014

Morgan Marquis-Boire interviewed in Germany’s largest weekly

Citizen Lab Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was interviewed about NSA surveillance for Zeit, Germany’s largest weekly paper.

Ron Deibert on CBC Metro Morning

Professor Deibert spoke about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, also known as “The Surveillance Games”.

Jakub Dalek gave a talk at Sakharov Center

Citizen Lab Researcher Jakub Dalek, along with Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan of Agentura.Ru, gave a talk at the Andrei Sakharov Archives and Human Rights Center in Moscow, Russia on the general security landscape for activists.

Shedding Light on the Surveillance Industry: The importance of evidence-based, impartial research

What to do about the growing “Digital Arms” market? The spread of technologies like mobile phones and social networks have enabled corporations and governments to eavesdrop on a mass scale. Fulfilling the demand for surveillance tools, a range of companies now sell surveillance backdoors and vulnerabilities, described as “lawful intercept” software.

Communications Officer Irene Poetranto in The Jakarta Post

Citizen Lab Communications Officer Irene Poetranto authored an op-ed in The Jakarta Post on 14 December. In Time for greater transparency, Poetranto writes about the recent spying allegations by the Australian spy agency and the market for surveillance technologies.