Palo Alto Networks cited the Citizen Lab report entitled “Communities @ Risk: Targeted Threats Against Civil Society.”
In the Media
Citizen Lab staff and research in the news.
Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Claudio Guarnieri was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list, in the Enterprise Technology section.
Canada’s Department of National Defence, and its associated research wing, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), are looking to purchase software to analyze social media streams in real-time. Christopher Parsons weighs in on concerns of the possibility of accidentally collecting Canadians’ personal information.
Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire was interviewed by CNN.
Director Ron Deibert outlined the Citizen Lab’s research interests, methods, and objectives in an interview with The Varsity, the University of Toronto’s student newspaper.
Pakistan and BlackBerry have agreed to delay the shutdown of BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server (BES) by one month. This comes months after Pakistan initially ordered the shutdown of the company’s encrypted messaging services for businesses. Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons weighed in on the policy reasons for the disagreement.
Citizen Lab surveillance research on Hacking Team and FinFisher highlighted in articles on Motherboard, the Varsity, and the New York Times.
In an article written for Foreign Affairs, Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng discusses the crackdown of “rumours” on the popular Chinese WeChat mobile application, and its broader implications for censorship in the country.
Citizen Lab Senior Research Fellow Jason Q. Ng spoke to the China Economic Review on the findings of the UC Browser report, and the impact of security vulnerabilities on users.
A “secret network” launched by the Canadian federal government last year, costing millions of dollars to taxpayers, came under close scrutiny following a suspected hack. Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christoper Parsons explains the possibilities behind the leaking of the document.