Although Google’s decision is commendable, it is unlikely to have any major implications on China’s extensive filtering practices. Although Green Dam demonstrated that China is somewhat receptive to criticism, the implications of filtering search results are not the same as filtering sites: A user searching on Google.cn may be able to see a site in… Read more »
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The decision by Google to draw a line and threaten to end its business operations in China brought attention to reports of Chinese high-technology espionage stretching back at least a decade. But despite Google’s suggestion that the hacking came from within China, it remained unclear who was responsible. Nevertheless, it presented the Obama administration with… Read more »
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… Read more »
Google has just announced that there were successful attacks against their infrastructure resulting in the theft of intellectual property. Google traced the attacks to China and although the attribution regarding the Chinese government is unclear, Google also discovered that the attackers also attempted to compromise the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. From Nart… Read more »
Computer security wizard Rafal Rohozinski’s exposure of international cyber-espionage last year reinforced his long-held warning — computers can potentially cause more damage than a nuclear bomb. Vito Pilieci talked to him about the threats to come. From Global News Vito Pilieci, The Ottawa Citizen: Monday, January 11, 2010 People to Watch in 2010 Rafal Rohozinski… Read more »
JOB POSTING Position: Junior Software Developer Restricted to University of Toronto students Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto POSITION SUMMARY As a key member of the Citizen Lab Development team, the Junior Software Developer will be involved with the design, coding, and testing of tools that are part of the OpenNet… Read more »
Psiphon Operator and Outreach Coordinator – Iran Psiphon is seeking an exceptionally qualified individual to support our Persian language outreach. We are looking for someone fluent in English and Farsi with a strong understanding and commitment to freedom of expression and an interest in building the best “right to know” software in the world. If… Read more »
In June 2010, the Citizen Lab will once again participate in the Google Policy Fellowship: hiring a student who is passionate about technology, and wants to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by midnight on Monday, January 25, 2010…. Read more »
The conflict between those who are trying to share information online and those who are trying to shut them down is an arms race. The Citizen Lab are powerful ghostbusters in the fight. The white hats shouldn’t just be heroes in Toronto, but internationally too. And as for the Dalai Lama? Let’s hope Apple opens… Read more »
Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab recently gave a Policy@Google Talk on December 8th 2009 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA.