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.

Analysis of End-to-End Encryption in LINE

Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the Citizen Lab provide the first independent analysis of popular messaging app LINE’s end-to-end encryption security features and discuss gaps in communication between researchers, developers and users.

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“At the intersection of tech and human rights, there’s been real progress,” says Lex Gill, Citizen Lab research fellow and legal researcher at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. “People are starting to realize that questions about gender, identity, and inclusion can’t be treated as side projects but need to be woven into the fabric of… Read more »

The Citizen Lab Gets a New Website

The Citizen Lab is pleased to announce the release of our new website, which went live on July 10th, 2017. We hope you like it as much as we do. This post provides an overview of what’s new.

Black Code available for streaming

Black Code, the documentary based on Citizen Lab founder and director Ron Deibert’s book of the same name, is now available for streaming on iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms.

Jon Penney on the chilling effects of online surveillance

When the general public becomes increasingly aware of online surveillance attempts, how do they respond? Jon Penney, research fellow at Citizen Lab, looks into how individuals navigate this digital landscape and who is most likely to alter their behaviour.

Leandro Ucciferri on the identity we can’t change

What does it mean for technology to be increasingly reliant on biometrics? Do facial recognition practices make room for racial discrimination? With both private companies and states implementing biometric technologies, what human rights issues arise? These are some of the questions addressed in Leandro Ucciferri’s new post with Privacy International, “The Identity We Can’t Change”.

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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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