Tag Archives: Privacy

Christopher Parsons on the RCMP’s BlackBerry encryption key

Recent reports have indicated that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has had a key to unlock encrypted messages sent between BlackBerry users since 2010. Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons commented on the significance of the revelations in an interview with VICE Motherboard.

Every Step You Fake: Final Report released

Citizen Lab research partner Open Effect today announced the release of the full report detailing our year-long research collaboration into the privacy and security of wearable fitness tracking devices.

Christopher Parsons on RCMP’s mobile investigation tool

Court documents provided in a case before the Quebec Court of Appeal indicate that the RCMP used advanced technology to spy on mobile phones in a criminal investigation on organized crime. Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons spoke to the Globe and Mail about the case.

Christopher Parsons and Morgan Marquis-Boire on Apple’s encryption battle

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that the company would battle a court order requiring it to turn over information stored on an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters to the FBI. Christopher Parsons and Morgan Marquis-Boire outline the possibility that the creation of a backdoor would be used as a precedent for future cases.

Citizen Lab and partners at RightsCon 2016

March 30-April 1 – San Francisco, California

Christopher Parsons on Canada’s Five Eyes intelligence sharing

In a guest post on JustSecurity co-authored with Tamir Israel of the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons urged a revaluation of Canada’s intelligence sharing with its Five Eyes allies.

Every Step You Fake: A Comparative Analysis of Fitness Tracker Privacy and Security

This report describes major security and privacy issues in several leading wearable fitness tracking devices and accompanying mobile applications.

Morgan Marquis-Boire profiled by CNN

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was interviewed by CNN.

Jason Q. Ng speaks to the China Economic Review on UC Browser vulnerabilities

Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng spoke to the China Economic Review on the findings of the UC Browser report, and the impact of security vulnerabilities on users.

The Many Identifiers in Our Pockets: A primer on mobile privacy and security

This document describes key identifiers used by mobile devices, highlights some identifiers that are accessible, and often collected, by various parties and the risks associated with the widespread transmission and use of these identifiers.