A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and… Read more »
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Civil society organizations face a wide range of online security threats that they are often ill equipped to defend. The lack of both resources and training leaves many organizations vulnerable to even basic Internet-based attacks. From Infomation Warfare Monitor
Internet filtering, censorship of Web content, and online surveillance are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication around the world, in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China’s famous “Great Firewall of China” is one of the first national… Read more »
The Globe and Mail covered the new Information Warfare Monitor report.
We are pleased to announced that we have re-designed and re-launched the Infowar Monitor website. Stay tuned for more regular blog postings, research outputs, and news postings from the IWM team. Thanks to Nart Villeneuve and Jane Gowan for the fine site redesign.
Read an interview with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on cyber security policies and the GhostNet investigation here
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of our Middle East and North Africa study. The 2008-2009 research can be accessed Here
We are pleased to announce a new project this summer in the Citizen Lab, called the “Global Network Initiative Monitor” or “GNI Monitor” for short. The project’s mission statement can be downloaded here The project will combine technical and contextual research methods to measure compliance of both participants and non-participants to the GNI principles, as… Read more »
Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski Recently, the Canadian envoy to Iran was called in and admonished by Iranian officials for contributing to the destabilitization of the regime because of support for social networking tools, like Twitter and Facebook. The envoy must have scratched his head in puzzlement. National Post Comment Read more here
As protests in Iran in the aftermath of the national election enter their fourth day, social messaging tools such as Twitter have emerged as new sources of information, even though the site itself has been blocked in Iran. From CBC