Several Citizen Lab reports have highlighted the digital threats that journalists face. In the past year alone, we’ve investigated three separate cases where journalists and news outlets have been the targets of online harassment, manipulation, and persecution.
In September 2017, I was made aware of an account of sexual assault involving Morgan Marquis-Boire that coincided with a Citizen Lab event, the Cyber Dialogue, in 2014. At Citizen Lab, we take all instances and reports of sexual assault very seriously and this is no exception.
Citizen Lab Research Fellow Ramy Raoof has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Tor Project. Raoof will bring his background as a technologist and security researcher to help the organization establish and strengthen mechanisms for community participation and transparency.
Citizen Lab researchers and other signatories highlight Bill C-59’s troubling implications for cybersecurity and human rights as they pertain to Canada’s signals intelligence activities and Canada’s human intelligence activities.
September 27, 2017 – San Francisco, USA Hosted by swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, the two-day event will focus on the cross-section of humanitarian relief and technological advances, fostering discussions around how digital tools can be leveraged to help vulnerable communities.
September 27, 2017 – Toronto, Canada Organized by John Ralston Saul and Adrienne Clarkson of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the conference “explores citizenship and inclusion in a world that demands answers now”.
Citizen Lab is excited to announce that Bram Abramson will be joining the team as a 2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow. Bram will be bringing his skills as a lawyer to Citizen Lab to assist on issues related to telecom privacy and transparency.