News and Announcements

Citizen Lab’s latest news and announcements.

Leandro Ucciferri on the identity we can’t change

What does it mean for technology to be increasingly reliant on biometrics? Do facial recognition practices make room for racial discrimination? With both private companies and states implementing biometric technologies, what human rights issues arise? These are some of the questions addressed in Leandro Ucciferri’s new post with Privacy International, “The Identity We Can’t Change”.

ICT Watch Indonesia wins at World Summit on the Information Society Forum

Cyber Stewards Network partner ICT Watch Indonesia was recently recognized at the Wold Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) for their tireless work in championing online freedom of expression.

2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Applications open

The Citizen Lab is a host organization for the 2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellowship, as is Cyber Stewards Network Partner Derechos Digitales. Applications are due May 21st, 2017 at 3:59 pm EST.

Derechos Digitales and the EFF publish report on Chilean ISP privacy policies

Cyber Stewards Network Partner Derechos Digitales has published a report in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, titled “Who Has Your Back in Chile? First-Annual Report Seeks to Find Out Which Chilean ISPs Stand With Their Users.”

Adrian Fong publishes paper on app intermediaries and data privacy

Former Google Policy Fellow Adrian Fong has published a paper titled “The Role of App Intermediaries in Protecting Data Privacy,” based on research that he had conducted, in part, at the Citizen Lab in summer 2016. The paper was published in the International Journal of Law and Technology.

Ron Deibert at the Berkeley Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert gave a talk at the Berkeley Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) as part of a seminar series, in which he spoke about “Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic.” In his presentation, Deibert focused on Citizen Lab’s work on targeted digital threats.

Ron Deibert interviewed by CTV News on Black Code documentary

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by CTV News about the newly released Black Code documentary, which has been screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and is in theatres April 14th. The ‘Black Code’ documentary film is based on Ron Deibert’s book of the same name, and was directed by Nicholas de Pencier, who also participated in the CTV interview.

Google Policy Fellowship at Citizen Lab and CIPPIC

The Citizen Lab is a host organization for the 2017 Google Policy Fellowships in Canada. Applications to the Canada Fellowship Program must be received by end of day on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Ron Deibert on the Talking Politics podcast

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert joined the Talking Politics podcast to discuss “Power in the Digital Age” with David Runciman and Catherine Carr. Deibert discusses how autocratic regimes take advantage of the latest technology for their political ends.

Hot Docs Workshop: Keep Your Film Close and Your Enemies Closer

May 4 – Toronto, Canada