Senior researcher, Irene Poetranto, discusses a joint report written by the Citizen Lab, OutRight Action International, and the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), focused on LGBTIQ website censorship and its impact on LGBTIQ communities.
In the Media
Citizen Lab staff and research in the news.
Ron Deibert joins Al Jazeera to discuss the history of NSO Group’s Pegasus technology and why the expansive commercial spyware market deserves closer scrutiny and regulatory oversight.
British Columbia RCMP units secretly used a facial recognition tool that allegedly helps identify terrorists. The tool, provided by U.S.-based IntelCenter, scans images scraped from the Internet, including social media, providing clients with the possibility of matching against more than 700,000 faces the company claims are tied to terrorism.
The Capitol uprising of January 6, 2021 led to intensified discussions regarding the rise of disinformation. John Scott-Railton, Ron Deibert, and Gabrielle Lim comment on the Citizen Lab’s mission to track technological threats against civil society.
Ron Deibert joins TVO’s the Agenda to discuss his latest book, RESET: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society.
Citizen Lab researcher, Noura Al-Jizawi, reflects on her years as a leader fighting for democratic liberation in Syria. “Speaking about democracy is a bit easy. But working towards making democracy real is a really hard job,” she says.
In their reporting on how China handled the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York Times cites Citizen Lab research that outlines information controls on Chinese social media during the outbreak.
John Scott-Railton discusses the techniques he used to help identify individuals in the January 6th insurrection attempts on the US Capitol. Read the full story here.
Citizen Lab director Ronald Deibert joins Al Jazeera to discuss the growing harms of the global surveillance industry.
Speaking with the Toronto Star, Citizen Lab senior research associate, Dr. Christopher Parsons, comments on the United Kingdom’s move to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G infrastructure. As Canada works to articulate its stance on the Chinese company, it must reconcile its unique relationship with Beijing.