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If you’re attending the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) from March 5-9, you’ll be in good company: Citizen Lab researchers, fellows, and associates will be participating in panels and events throughout the week. Here’s a round-up of where you can find them: Against stalkerware: building public awareness and consent technology Monday, March 5 5:00 pm –… Read more »
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.
“Opposition to Muammar Gaddafi was inconceivable in Libya for four decades. But that was before the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings embraced the power of the Internet. Now Libyans are hoping their revolution will also be tweeted.
This week, the video-sharing Web site YouTube was inundated by amateur footage of violent anti-government protests that rocked the second-largest city of Benghazi Tuesday.
The footage was picked up by major international news organisations and a multitude of Twitter users and Facebook pages as Libyan opposition groups prepared for Thursday’s “Day of Rage”.”
“CAIRO — Most of the world got a crash course in the Egyptian opposition movement this month, as mass protests broke out on the streets of Cairo. From all appearances, the movement emerged organically in the wake of the overthrow of the government in nearby Tunisia, as hundreds of thousands of angry citizens turned out to demand President Hosni Mubarak immediately step down. Several days after the marches began, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei arrived on the scene to give the marchers in the streets a nominal leader and media-savvy public face. And shortly after that, Egypt’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, joined in, lending its political heft to the movement.
But the groundwork for the Egyptian uprising was set well before these high-profile figures and organizations became involved. Nearly three years ago, a group of youth activists with a strong sense of Internet organizing and more than a little help from abroad was preparing for a grassroots, high-tech opposition movement.”
From Foreign Policy
Reports and Research Briefs Director Ron Deibert’s blog posts provide summaries and analysis of Citizen Lab research reports and can be found here. Bill Marczak, Jakub Dalek, Sarah McKune, Adam Senft, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert. “Bad Traffic: Sandvine’s PacketLogic Devices Used to Deploy Government Spyware in Turkey and Redirect Egyptian Users to Affiliate Ads?,”… Read more »
Faculty Ronald J. Deibert Professor of Political Science Director, The Citizen Lab email: r.deibert at utoronto.ca (pgp) Staff Masashi Crete-Nishihata Research Manager, The Citizen Lab email: masashi at citizenlab.ca (pgp) Christopher Parsons Research Associate, The Citizen Lab email: christopher at christopher-parsons.com Jakub Dalek Senior Researcher, The Citizen Lab email: jakub.dalek at utoronto.ca (pgp) Jane Gowan Graphic… Read more »