The Citizen Lab is the recipient of this year’s press freedom award of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF), The 13th annual Press Freedom Award goes to a Canadian person or group who has defended or advanced the cause of freedom of expression. The Citizen Lab team, based at the Munk Centre for [...]
The Citizen Lab is proud and humbled by the announcement that we are the recipient of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 2010 Vox Libera Award. The announcement stated “The Citizen Lab was selected for its dedication to free expression and access to information online. World leaders in the field of “hacktivism,” the Citizen [...]
Net Change Week 2010 – Canada, check your privacy settings from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo. I participated in the MaRs NetChange panel on the topic of “Canada, check your privacy settings,” with Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and moderated by Jesse Hirsh.
We were very pleased to hear that Psiphon was the recipient of the Economist New Media Award at the Index on Censorship 2009 Free Expression Award Ceremony in London yesterday. Details here. Although we are proud to win the award, we feel that this award belongs to the others on the shortlist as well. In [...]
Dear Friends and Colleagues Please find below a link to Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network, the second major report from the Information Warfare Monitor – a joint project of the SecDev Group (Ottawa) and the Citizen Lab (Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto). Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network This [...]
Aired on CBC Radio-Canada’s “Une Heure Sur Terre” November, 2008 The program provides an overview of the Lab, our research on information warfare, Nart Villeneuve’s Skype report, the OpeNet Initiative, and our psiphon circumvention software project.
from PC World …”What we’re trying to do with psiphon is build a technology that supports that original notion of innovation that drove the Internet,” explains Lab Director Ronald Deibert. “[T]he guarantee of uninterrupted access to free information” is what is at stake, says Professor Deibert, whose background and training as a political scientist – [...]
Radio Canada’s “Une heure sur terre” did a very nice profile piece on the Citizen Lab recently. Here is a link to a stream of the program. Included are discussions about our research on the Russia-Georgia Cyberwar, Nart Villeneuve’s Skype Report and Psiphon.
I am pleased to announce our release of a major investigative report, Breaching Trust: An analysis of surveillance and security practices on China’s TOM-Skype platform, written by Nart Villeneuve, Psiphon Fellow, the Citizen Lab, at the Munk Centre for International Studies, the University of Toronto. The full report can be downloaded here. John Markoff of [...]