Yearly Archives: 2013

Quantum of Surveillance: Familiar Actors and Possible False Flags in Syrian Malware Campaigns

In this report, Citizen Lab researchers Morgan Marquis-Boire and John Scott-Railton and EFF Global Policy Analyst Eva Galperin outline how pro-government attackers have targeted the Syrian opposition, as well as NGO workers and journalists, with social engineering and “Remote Access Tools” (RAT)

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.

FinFisher and Ghostnet research in The Washington Post

An article in the Washington Post, titled “Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning,” discussed two of the Citizen Lab’s research outputs.

Director Ron Deibert interviewed for IT World

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed for IT Business. Professor Deibert spoke about his new book, Black Code, as well as his thoughts on the state of privacy and cybersecurity at the end of 2013.

Director Ron Deibert interviewed by ThreatPost

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by Dennis Fisher of Kaspersky’s ThreatPost.

Black Code on EFF Reading List

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert’s book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, was included in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Reading List for 2013.

Morgan Marquis-Boire gives closing talk at BlueHat conference

The invitation-only conference was held on 12-13 December 2013.

Pemantauan IGF 2013 di Indonesia

Mereka yang bertanya-tanya tentang masa depan Internet perlu tidak melihat lebih jauh lagi dari Indonesia. Seperti banyak negara di Selatan Dunia, Indonesia telah dengan cepat masuk ke dalam alam komunikasi digital global. Ibukota negara, Jakarta, disebut sebagai kota Twitter paling aktif di dunia, dan Indonesia kini memiliki jumlah keempat terbesar pengguna Facebook. Dari jumlah yang […]

IGF 2013: Islands of Control, Islands of Resistance: Monitoring the 2013 Indonesian IGF (Foreword)

This report, Islands of Control, Islands of Resistance: Monitoring the 2013 Indonesian IGF, is the first in a series of Citizen Lab reports that apply a mixture of methods, from technical interrogation to field research and social and legal analyses, to study information controls in and around particular events. This report focuses on information controls in and around Indonesia’s hosting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).