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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 »

UN slated for stifling net debate

The UN has been criticised for stifling debate about net censorship after it disrupted a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt. From BBC News UN slated for stifling net debate By Jonathan Fildes Technology reporter, BBC News The UN has been criticised for stifling debate about net censorship after it disrupted a meeting of free-speech… Read more »

Citizen Lab’s Ron Deibert interviewed at Internet Governance Forum

Internet Governance Forum, November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Video interview found here “Ronald Deibert, Professor and Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. Keynote speech: ‘Beyond Denial: Introducing the Next Generation of Internet Controls’ Author: Seiiti Arata”

The Citizen Lab proudly signs the Madrid Declaration

Affirming that privacy is a fundamental human right set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and other human rights instruments and national constitutions; […] From The Public Voice Global Privacy Standards for a Global World The Madrid Privacy Declaration 3 November 2009 Affirming that privacy… Read more »

Smarter sleuthing can save our online privacy (Globe and Mail)

In a time when every person’s digital life is now turned inside out and electronically dispersed and disaggregated, does it really make sense to think solutions lie in adding to that flood? Law enforcement and intelligence don’t need to sidestep court protections and civil liberties to meet the challenges of cyber crime – they need… Read more »