Doctoral candidate Jennie Phillips recently published an article in International Development Planning Review. Based on work she conducted while at the Citizen Lab, “Risk in a digital age: understanding risk in virtual networks through digital response networks (DRNs)” explores risk understanding by investigating the inherent risk and resilience of DRNs.
The Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, is hiring a project coordinator to facilitate a critical scoping study of gender and digital security. The position is contract work for 6 months.
In Mexico, government-exclusive spyware technology is being used to target journalists, human rights defenders, anti-corruption advocates, and international investigators. Luis Fernando Garcia, Director of R3D, explains how technology meant to track terrorists is being turned against activists
If you’re attending RightsCon, you’ll be in good company. Held this year in Toronto from May 16-18, the conference brings together an international audience to discuss all topics related to human rights in the digital age. Citizen Lab researchers, fellows, and associates will be participating in panels and events throughout the week. Here’s a run-down… Read more »
In light of Citizen Lab’s recent report which showed that Canadian technology is being used to block LGBTQ2 content in several countries around the world, Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert has penned a letter to MP Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues. Planet Netsweeper revealed that Netsweeper– a company based in Waterloo,… Read more »
The report reveals that the Canadian company’s web filtering products are being used in 30 countries around the world, including 10 where human rights concerns are acute.
Program overview The Google Policy Fellowship (Canada) program offers students, researchers, and practitioners interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests. Two fellowship positions are open: one at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs,… Read more »
During the heated national debate over Bill C-59, which enacted sweeping changes to how Canada’s spy agencies operate, the Citizen Lab’s Lex Gill and Christoper Parsons posed some tough questions about the legislation.
Powerful Canadian-made hacking technology was deployed along Turkey’s border with Syria, the Associated Press reported based on Citizen Lab’s research.
Powerful Canadian-made hacking technology was deployed along Turkey’s border with Syria, the Associate Press reported based on Citizen Lab’s research.