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Ron Deibert on the Talking Politics podcast

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert joined the Talking Politics podcast to discuss “Power in the Digital Age” with David Runciman and Catherine Carr. Deibert discusses how autocratic regimes take advantage of the latest technology for their political ends.

New York Times Front Page Coverage of Bitter Sweet

On February 12, 2017 Citizen Lab’s Bitter Sweet¬†report received front page coverage on the New York Times. This research revealed espionage attempts made against public health officials who were opponents of a controversial Mexican soda tax.

Citizen Lab 2016 Report highlights and year in review

This post recaps Citizen Lab’s major research reports for 2016, which span issues surrounding censorship, surveillance, privacy, and cybersecurity as they relate to fitness trackers, political dissidents, social media users, and more.

Black Code Trailer Released

Toronto-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier (Four Wings and a Prayer, Watermark) examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.

CBC highlights Citizen Lab research on China

A CBC article exploring the Chinese government’s use of surveillance techniques, what has been called the “Great Firewall,” highlights Citizen Lab’s work in studying the state and private enterprises that support it. In an interview, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert comments on the surveillance practices that the regime uses.