Secure Your Chats Why Encrypted Messaging Matters

End-to-end encrypted messaging is effective at protecting the content of your messages from being read as they travel across the Internet to your friends and family. This is why the Citizen Lab has released Secure Your Chats: a Net Alert resource that outlines how to safely use end-to-end encryption.

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes, and Consequences

In preparation for the Special Rapporteur’s presentation to the UNHRC next June, the submission reviews some of the barriers to addressing problems of technology-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment against women and girls; contextualizes the complicated environment within which online harassment operates; and suggests recommendations to address, mitigate, and remedy these issues.

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Ksenia Ermoshina Joins as OTF Fellow

Ksenia will be studying information controls in the region of Crimea after its annexation and information operations in the context of Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict.

An Open Letter on Sexual Assault

In September 2017, I was made aware of an account of sexual assault involving Morgan Marquis-Boire that coincided with a Citizen Lab event, the Cyber Dialogue, in 2014. At Citizen Lab, we take all instances and reports of sexual assault very seriously and this is no exception.

Ramy Raoof Joins Tor Project Board of Directors

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Ramy Raoof has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Tor Project. Raoof will bring his background as a technologist and security researcher to help the organization establish and strengthen mechanisms for community participation and transparency.

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Ron Deibert Discusses Cyber Warfare on Democracy Now

Citizen Lab founder and director, Ron Deibert, discusses how states can use various spyware technologies to compromise the privacy and security of its citizens.

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