Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.
Assistant Professor – Social Sciences and Digital Technologies
The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Social Sciences and Digital Technologies.
Mohamed Ahmed Recipient of the 2023 Reset Scholarship in Social Media and Democracy
The Citizen Lab is thrilled to welcome Mohamed Ahmed, the recipient of the 2023 Reset Scholarship in Social Media and Democracy.
Manager, Information System Security – Toronto
Citizen Lab is looking for a Manager, Information System Security who will be responsible for working with Information Technology staff and resources at the Citizen Lab and the wider University to minimize the risk of compromising information, data, servers, and server-based applications.
Information Controls Fellowship Program 2023
The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) from the Open Technology Fund (OTF) fosters research, outputs, and creative collaboration on repressive Internet censorship and surveillance issues. The program supports examination into how governments in countries, regions, or areas of OTF’s core focus are restricting the free flow of information, cutting access to the open Internet, and… Read more »
CatalanGate Report: Correcting a Case
On December 15, 2022, as part of our regular re-analysis of past cases to find additional spyware infection indicators and details, we discovered that a researcher had misread the labels assigned to two individuals’ results, leading to a confusion between phones owned by two people with the same initials who were part of the same… Read more »
A Good Start: ETHI Report on Facial Recognition Technology Informed by Citizen Lab Research and Recommendations — But Has Room for Improvement
Key findings and recommendations from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the use and impact of facial recognitioon, along with some concerns.
Cynthia Khoo Delivers Testimony to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
Citizen Lab fellow Cynthia Khoo appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) as a witness in the Committee’s study on the use and impact on facial recognition technology. She was invited to provide testimony on the potential harms and human rights implications of facial recognition, including recommendations for how the Government of Canada should regulate such technology.
Statement on the fatal flaws found in a defunct CIA covert communications system
We identified a network of 885 websites and attributed these websites with high confidence as having been used by the United States (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for covert communication.
Director Ron Deibert delivers testimony to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics
On August 9, 2022, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to information, privacy, and Ethics on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) use of spyware and advocating for stronger controls and oversight.