Citizen Lab Briefing Newsletter Archives

Archives of Citizen Lab Briefing newsletters we’ve sent.

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011


May 2015 – A Chatty Squirrel
April 2015 – China’s Great Cannon
March 2015 – Hacking Team Reloaded? US-based Ethiopian journalists again targeted with spyware
February 2015 – Joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression
January 2015 – The Geopolitics of Cyberspace After Snowden


December 2014 – New Publications and Happy Holidays
November 2014 – Targeted Digital Threats Against Civil Society
October 2014 – LINE keyword filtering now includes regular expressions
August and September 2014 – New targeted surveillance research, fellowship opportunity, and more
July 2014 – Information controls analyses from Thailand and Iraq, new fellowship opportunity, and more
June 2014 – New reports on Hacking Team and information controls in Iraq in reaction to ISIS, and more
May 2014 – New report on blocking of Vimeo in Indonesia, upcoming events in Toronto, and more
April 2014 – LINE Censored Keywords Update, Responding to the Crisis in Canadian Telecommunications, and more
March 2014 – Cyber Dialogue 2014, Google Fellowship + new analysis on Canadian Telecoms surveillance
February 2014 – Citizen Lab receives $1 million award, Hacking Team research, and more
January 2014 – Deibert on CSEC, Towards Transparency in Canadian Telecoms, Syrian Malware

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December 2013 – Keyword censorship on Sina Weibo, response from LINE Corporation, shedding light on the surveillance industry
November 2013 – Asia Chats and Smartfilter research, Black Code out in paperback
October 2013 – Information Controls at the IGF2013, The Perils of National Security and Digital Surveillance Programs, Bounding Cyber Power
September 2013 – Censorship in China, malware targeting the Tibetan community, upcoming events, and more
August 2013 – Identifying and confirming the use of URL filtering products for censorship, Russia surveillance state, and more
July 2013 – Two new reports on Chinese censorship, malware family targeting the Tibetan community, Citizen Lab at TIFF
June 2013 – Some Devices Wander by Mistake, China Chats, Blocked on Weibo book launch and more
May 2013 – New malware attacks target Syrian opposition, Canadian filtering product in Pakistan, and more
April 2013 – Release of Black Code book, Connaught Summer Institute on monitoring Internet openness and rights
March 2013 – New report on FinFisher, op-ed in Ottawa Citizen on Canadian involvement in Internet censorship and surveillance, Cyber Dialogue 2013 concluded
February 2013 – Citizen Lab wins 2013 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award, new reports on malware targeting Tibetan human rights organization and Iran’s increasing Internet controls
January 2013 – Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert named to the Order of Ontario, Blue Coat’s filtering, censorship, and surveillance devices used around the world, and more

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December 2012 – The Growing Dark Side of the Internet … (and What To Do About It), 2012 CyberWatch Year in Review, Videos from IGF 2012 meeting in Baku now available
November 2012 – The Canadian Connection: One Year Later, throttling free speech, at home and abroad, Thailand increases controls on cyberspace
October 2012 – Malware compromised a high profile dissident residing in UAE, Ron Deibert at TEDx Toronto, update on information controls in Ethiopia
September 2012 – Update on threats to freedom of expression online in Vietnam, Highlights from Canada Centre’s Cyber Dialogue 2012: What is Stewardship in Cyberspace?, detailed analysis of a Remote Access Trojan (RAT)
August 2012 – Mobile variants of the FinFisher Spy Kit found, Outlining a Comprehensive Approach for Canada in Cyberspace, Communications Disruption & Censorship under International Law: History Lesson
July 2012 – FinSpy malware targeting Bahraini dissidents, Advanced Social Engineering for the Distribution of LURK Malware, Documenting Upstream Filtering in Oman via India
June 2012 – Spoofing the European Parliament, Syrian activists targeted with BlackShades spy software, Social Media, Inc.: The Global Politics of Big Data
May 2012 – Iranian anti-censorship software circulated with malicious backdoor, The US-Yemen cyber war panic, The outsourcing of cyberwar
April 2012 – Cyber Dialogue 2012 Stewardship Paper Series now available, OpenNet Initiative, Citizen Lab profiled in The Guardian, Citizen Lab joins global coalition calling for official withdrawal of Pakistan censorship plans
March 2012 – Information Operations and Tibetan Rights, Robert Guerra joins ICANN’s committee, Ron Deibert at RSA conference
February 2012 – Information shaping and denial in the 2008 Russia-Georgia war, Stefania Milan chosen to be new media consultant to Italian Minister of Education
January 2012 – Citizen Lab submission to the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, Ron Deibert named one of 12 Canadian World Changers

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December 2011 – Towards a cyber security strategy for global civil society?, Access Contested book launch, Occupy Cyberspace: Can there be peace in the age of cyberwar?
November 2011 – An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada, Investigations of commercial filtering in Syria and Burma, Eneken Tikk-Ringas is New Post-Doctoral Fellow
October 2011 – New major report tracks challenges of a censored Internet for global broadcasters, Stefania Milan interviewed by TVO’s The Agenda, Ron Deibert interviewed by BBC Arabic
September 2011 – New Post-Doctoral Fellows Brenden Kuerbis and Stefania Milan, Probing the ethics of cyberspace research, The rise of Asian cyberspace: Challenges and opportunities for Canada
August 2011 – Fake Facebook page targets pro-revolution Syrian users, Guelph-based tech firm, Netsweeper, censors the Internet in the Middle East, OpenNet Initiative releases new report on faith-based censorship

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