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Dr. Rafal Rohozinski to speak at the 2011 GlobalFest Human Rights Forum Breakfast

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Dr. Rafal Rohozinski, Senior Scholar at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, will be speaking at the 2011 GlobalFest Human Rights Forum Breakfast in Calgary, Alberta. His talk is titled Ghost in the Machine – The Battle for the Future of Cyberspace.

New IWM Report: Shadows in the Cloud

The Information Warfare Monitor/ (Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the SecDev Group, Ottawa) and the Shadowserver Foundation announce the release of Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0. FULL REPORT. The report documents a complex ecosystem of cyber espionage that systematically targeted and compromised computer systems […]

Torontoist Names Citizen Lab Hero for 2009

The conflict between those who are trying to share information online and those who are trying to shut them down is an arms race. The Citizen Lab are powerful ghostbusters in the fight. The white hats shouldn’t just be heroes in Toronto, but internationally too. And as for the Dalai Lama? Let’s hope Apple opens […]

Watch Citizen Lab’s feature on TVO’S Empire of Word

Empire of the Word – Forbidden Reading (3 of 4) Readers and writers the world over have been punished and persecuted for expressing their ideas or by simply carrying the wrong book. Nazi book burnings, publisher Barney Rosset’s legendary legal battles in the 1950s and 60s over the right to publish the uncensored works of […]

Faculty generate 10 of top 25 world-changing ideas

Professor Ron Deibert, director of Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, and his team grabbed the top spot on the list for Psiphon, a tool that allows broad Internet access to citizens of countries where use is censored by the government without the fear of their being detected, since the tool uses […]

Citizen Lab’s Ron Deibert interviewed at Internet Governance Forum

Internet Governance Forum, November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Video interview found here “Ronald Deibert, Professor and Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. Keynote speech: ‘Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls’ Author: Seiiti Arata”

The Citizen Lab proudly signs the Madrid Declaration

Affirming that privacy is a fundamental human right set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and other human rights instruments and national constitutions; [...] From The Public Voice Global Privacy Standards for a Global World The Madrid Privacy Declaration 3 November 2009 Affirming that privacy […]

Smarter sleuthing can save our online privacy (Globe and Mail)

In a time when every person’s digital life is now turned inside out and electronically dispersed and disaggregated, does it really make sense to think solutions lie in adding to that flood? Law enforcement and intelligence don’t need to sidestep court protections and civil liberties to meet the challenges of cyber crime – they need […]

New Information Warfare Monitor Report: 0day: Civil Society and Cyber Security

Civil society organizations face a wide range of online security threats that they are often ill equipped to defend. The lack of both resources and training leaves many organizations vulnerable to even basic Internet-based attacks. From Infomation Warfare Monitor

ONI’s new book, “Access Controlled: The shaping of power, rights and rule in cyberspace,” now advertised on MIT Press

Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national […]