Four years after the ‘Arab Spring’, it is believed that empowerment of civil society in Latin America has been hampered by formal and informal structures of power, which – legally and illegally- are funneling digital manifestations of social grievances, thus avoiding significant challenges to the status quo.
Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti responded to an article co-authored by Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire on The Intercept.
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire has co-authored an article exploring the sale of commercial spyware produced by Hacking Team to law enforcement agencies and governments across the globe.
November 13, 2014
Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint with the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit requesting police investigation into allegations that the computer and telecommunications data of Bahraini democracy activists were subject to unlawful surveillance, which cites reports authored by Citizen Lab on the presence of FinFisher in Bahrain, as well the global proliferation of the software.
Cyber Steward Walid Al-Saqaf’s dissertation is featured in a piece by the Huffington Post. Al-Saqaf documents common themes in the repression of online content by different regimes during the Arab Spring.
Citizen Lab partner ASL19 is one of 30 shortlisted candidates for the Dutch government’s Human Rights Tulip award.
Cyber Stewards Network partner Tibet Action Institute has launched a new program aimed at getting ordinary users of mobile and online technology in Tibet to adopt safe habits capable of preventing malware and viral attacks. The ‘Cyber Superhero’ website contains information that is particularly relevant for Tibetans living in exile, whose online and mobile communications with friends and family in Tibet are often the subject of security intrusions and malware attacks by Chinese government officials.
A public interest litigation case launched by CSN Partner Bytes For All (B4A) at the Lahore High Court has been met with obstacles during court proceedings. Despite a court order to look into the matter and produce a report in one month, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has failed to do so.
On August 31, Cyber Stewards Network partner Hisham Almiraat launched the Moroccan Digital Rights Association, or also known as Association des droits numériques (ADN) in French.