Protect your Digital Presence with Secure Accounts

Citizen Lab, along with partners Open Effect, the University of New Mexico, and comic book artist Jason Li, have launched Secure Accounts as a free resource to help users better understand potential threats to their online identities and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

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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.

Lex Gill to Speak at University of Waterloo on Canadian Encryption Laws and Human Rights

Citizen Lab Research Fellow Lex Gill will be speaking at the University of Waterloo on October 27 as part of their CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy. Delivering a talk entitled Rearranging Power Through Law and Code: Deciphering the Canadian Encryption Debate, she will investigate current encryption laws, their implications for global security and human rights, and the… Read more »

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. Raoof was also recently recognized as a Hero by Access Now for his work in uncovering invasive surveillance… Read more »

Ramy Raoof and Luis Fernando Garcia Recognized as Heroes by Access Now

Citizen Lab partners Ramy Raoof and Luis Fernando Garcia have been named Heroes of Human Rights by Access Now for their work uncovering invasive surveillance tactics. Raoof, who is a Citizen Lab Research Fellow and Senior Research Technologist for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was recognized for his work on phishing attempts made against Egyptian… Read more »

Bill Marczak to Speak at Crisis Code: Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Age

September 27, 2017 – San Francisco, USA Hosted by swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, the two-day event will focus on the cross-section of humanitarian relief and technological advances, fostering discussions around how digital tools can be leveraged to help vulnerable communities.

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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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