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Behind the Syrian Conflict’s Digital Frontlines

Citizen Lab Research Fellow John Scott-Railton is one of the authors of a report entitled “Behind the Syrian Conflict’s Digital Frontlines,” released today by FireEye, that documents a hacking operation that successfully breached the Syrian opposition.

Letter regarding the Commissioner’s initial analysis on the privacy implications on Bills C-46 and C-47

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, sent the following letter to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, regarding her initial analysis on the privacy implications on Bills C-46, the Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act (IP21C), and C-47, the Technical Assistance for Law Enforcement in the 21st Century Act (TALEA)… Read more »

Online attacks: Activists are being targeted, but why?

Our friends over at the Citizen Lab, forever digging through lines of code to uncover and understand malware attacks at home and abroad, have published a new report looking at vulnerabilities among civil society organizations to malware attacks. From The Agenda

Human Rights 2.0

A report from the Center for American Progress calls on the US to use its technological advancements to stop human rights abuses, writes Peter A Buxbaum for ISN Security Watch. From International Relations and Security Network

ONI’s new book, “Access Controlled: The shaping of power, rights and rule in cyberspace,” now advertised on MIT Press

Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national… Read more »

War From Cyberspace by Richard Clarke

ON OCTOBER 1, just beyond the Beltway inside Fort Meade, a four-star general became the first head of America’s new Cyber Command. Subordinate to General Keith Alexander are the Tenth Fleet and the Twenty-Fourth Air Force. The fleet has no ships, and the air-force unit has neither aircraft nor missiles. Their weapons are ones and… Read more »