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Citizen Lab's latest news and announcements.

A new approach to China

We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having… Read more »

A warrior against cyber Armageddon

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 »

We’re Hiring: Junior Software Developer

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 »

We’re Hiring: Psiphon Operator and Outreach Coordinator – Iran

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 »

We’re Hiring: Google Policy Fellowship at Citizen Lab

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 »

Torontoist Names Citizen Lab Hero for 2009

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 »

Watch Citizen Lab’s feature on TVO’S Empire of Word

Empire of the Word – Forbidden Reading (3 of 4) Readers and writers the world over have been punished and persecuted for expressing their ideas or by simply carrying the wrong book. Nazi book burnings, publisher Barney Rosset’s legendary legal battles in the 1950s and 60s over the right to publish the uncensored works of… Read more »

Faculty generate 10 of top 25 world-changing ideas

Professor Ron Deibert, director of Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, and his team grabbed the top spot on the list for Psiphon, a tool that allows broad Internet access to citizens of countries where use is censored by the government without the fear of their being detected, since the tool uses… Read more »

Internet rights poster sparks UN fight

The United Nations is drawing fire after disrupting a meeting of rights activists at its internet governance convention in Egypt. From CBC News Last Updated: Monday, November 16, 2009 | 12:17 PM ET The United Nations is drawing fire after disrupting a meeting of rights activists at its internet governance convention in Egypt. Over the… Read more »