I joined Al Jazeera’s The Stream via Skype to talk about a collective of pro-Assad hackers and online activists, who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army. Our InfoWar Monitor Project has released several reports about the Syrian Electronic Army, which can be found here. See the Al Jazeera interview here.
The Information Warfare Monitor (Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and The SecDev Group, Ottawa) announce the release of Koobface: Inside a Crimeware Network by Nart Villeneuve, with a foreword by Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski. There is a Globe and Mail story about the report here including a web commentary [...]
Deibert says one major question now is how to preserve privacy amid such efforts. “The key questions, as always, will concern the substance of those negotiations: will we see a charter for global cyberspace that protects and preserves this domain as an open, global commons of information? Or will we see the further imposition of digital controls, nationalized communications spaces, and widespread surveillance?”
Read the full article here.
National Post (comment) June 30, 2009 Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski Recently, the Canadian envoy to Iran was called in and admonished by Iranian officials for contributing to the destabilitization of the regime because of support for social networking tools, like Twitter and Facebook. The envoy must have scratched his head in puzzlement. The Iranians’ [...]
Published in the Washington Post Thursday, August 14, 2008 By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer “In terms of the scope and international dimension of this attack, it’s a landmark,” said Ronald J. Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab…. “International laws are very poorly developed, so it really crosses a line into [...]
Several projects that I am involved in are bubbling with activity right now. The Information Warfare Monitor Project has been going overtime monitoring the Russia-Georgia cyberwar. We are issuing notices and posting news items as we come across them, and intend on issuing a detailed report soon. Greg Walton, the editor of the IWMP, has [...]