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Watch Citizen Lab’s feature on TVO’S Empire of Word

Empire of the Word – Forbidden Reading (3 of 4) Readers and writers the world over have been punished and persecuted for expressing their ideas or by simply carrying the wrong book. Nazi book burnings, publisher Barney Rosset’s legendary legal battles in the 1950s and 60s over the right to publish the uncensored works of… Read more »

Faculty generate 10 of top 25 world-changing ideas

Professor Ron Deibert, director of Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, and his team grabbed the top spot on the list for Psiphon, a tool that allows broad Internet access to citizens of countries where use is censored by the government without the fear of their being detected, since the tool uses… Read more »

Citizen Lab’s Ron Deibert interviewed at Internet Governance Forum

Internet Governance Forum, November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Video interview found here “Ronald Deibert, Professor and Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. Keynote speech: ‘Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls’ Author: Seiiti Arata”

The Citizen Lab proudly signs the Madrid Declaration

Affirming that privacy is a fundamental human right set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and other human rights instruments and national constitutions; […] From The Public Voice Global Privacy Standards for a Global World The Madrid Privacy Declaration 3 November 2009 Affirming that privacy… Read more »

Smarter sleuthing can save our online privacy (Globe and Mail)

In a time when every person’s digital life is now turned inside out and electronically dispersed and disaggregated, does it really make sense to think solutions lie in adding to that flood? Law enforcement and intelligence don’t need to sidestep court protections and civil liberties to meet the challenges of cyber crime – they need… Read more »

Toronto’s Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors

A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and… Read more »