Social Media CyberWatch

The Citizen Lab’s Social Media CyberWatch monthly publication.

Social Media Watch – June 2014

This edition of Social Media Watch deals with top court rulings on digital privacy, social media monitoring, and mobile security news.

Social Media Watch – May 2014

Social Media Watch returns with updates from the EU and US legal landscape, some notable cases of government access to personal data, and an overview of some important reports describing the need for updated regulation in the data economy.

Social Media CyberWatch – May/June 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch outlines privacy law developments, online service provider relationships with the NSA PRISM program, and Facebook privacy news.

Social Media CyberWatch – April 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.

Social Media CyberWatch – March 2013

This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.

Social Media CyberWatch – February 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.

Social Media CyberWatch – January 2013

This month’s Social Media Watch looks at the privacy concerns around Facebook’s Graph Search, an open letter to Skype detailing concerns about its practices, several noteworthy legislative privacy stories and several other policy, security and privacy stories from the social media community.

2012 CyberWatch Year in Review: Social Media

This year-end report summarizes several trends and noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months, including an increase in government user data requests, a community governance decision-making debacle, and controversies around various privacy-oriented technical implementations.

Social Media CyberWatch – November 2012

The inaugural edition of the Social Media CyberWatch discusses issues related to privacy awareness.