Author Archives: Amitpal Singh

Ron Deibert interviewed by the Globe and Mail on ‘hacktivism’ and more

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by the Globe and Mail, discussing topics like hacktivism, Canadian intelligence agencies, and the use of commercial spyware.

ICT Watch project nominated for World Summit for the Information Society prize

Cyber Stewards Network Partner ICT Watch is one of 18 Indonesian organizations nominated for a World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) prize in 2017. The WSIS prizes have been organized by the United Nations since 2012, and supports the Internet community in achieving sustainable development goals by 2030.

Ron Deibert keynote on “Spyware, Big Brother & How To Sleep At Night” at Dartmouth College

May 1 – Hanover, New Hampshire

Sarah McKune at the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights Annual Symposium

April 13-14 – New York City, USA

Munk School Cyber Conference: Decoding the Digital Debate

March 31 – Toronto, Canada

Ron Deibert profiled in Mozilla’s StoryEngine

Director Ron Deibert was profiled in the Mozilla Foundation’s StoryEngine, which curates stories about Internet leaders and advocates, and gave an interview outlining the Citizen Lab’s work.

Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2017

The 2017 Citizen Lab Summer Institute, which will be held in Toronto, Canada from July 12 to 14, is now open for proposal submissions.

New Report: An Overview of Internet Infrastructure and Governance in the Phillippines

The Cyber Stewards Network is pleased to announce the release of a report titled “An Overview of Internet Infrastructure and Governance in the Philippines.” The report outlines the key actors, regulatory structures, and challenges facing the development of the ICT sector in the country, as well as privacy and cybersecurity concerns.

Black Code Documentary in theatres April 14th, screening at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The ‘Black Code’ documentary film, based on Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert’s book of the same name, will be in theatres as of April 14th, 2017. It will also be screened as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London on March 10 and 11, 2017, and is to be followed by a discussion on both evenings, and again in Toronto on April 6th.

Citizen Lab 2016 Report highlights and year in review

This post recaps Citizen Lab’s major research reports for 2016, which span issues surrounding censorship, surveillance, privacy, and cybersecurity as they relate to fitness trackers, political dissidents, social media users, and more.