On January 24, 2012, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by the Toronto Star regarding Iranian government’s increased censorship of the Internet. Since the 2009 Green Revolution began, Iran has stepped up efforts to control communication. The Citizen Lab will be publishing a report on its progress this spring.

“There is an arms race in cyberspace and it’s caught up with Iran,” Professor Deibert said. “It’s not the only government to increase Internet surveillance and censorship, but it has ambitions to engage in more sophisticated surveillance of network traffic. We can see that the Iranians are developing fine-grained techniques.”

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