Google’s announcement that it had been hit by cyberattacks from China and that it’s reconsidering its services in that country has smacked the world like a thunderclap: Why the drastic move? How will China respond? Will other companies with interests in China, such as Microsoft and Yahoo, follow suit? What does it mean for the future of cyberspace? Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski write a piece in Friday’s Globe and Mail.
In the Media
Citizen Lab staff and research in the news.
By refusing to accept China’s censorship for its Internet search engine, Google has sent a message to the authoritarian state and its 300 million Internet users. The hidden cost of doing business may be to sell out the values on which the business depends. It took courage for Google to refuse to pay that price and take on China so publicly, by threatening to pull out if limits on the search engine persist.
Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab recently gave a Policy@Google Talk on December 8th 2009 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
The Globe and Mail covered the new Information Warfare Monitor report.
The New York Times features recent Citizen Lab finding, including the GhostNet investigation.
CNN’s John Vause reports on the extensive cyber hacking network which began with an attack on the Dalia Lama’s office.
The Globe and Mail feature examines the Citizen Lab work and the recent Ghostnet investigation.
The CBC reported on the latest GhostNet report and the cyber espionage network uncovered by the Citizen Lab.
A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.