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This is an update to our November 2011 report titledThe Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada, which examined the use of web servers based in Canada, the U.S., and European countries to host Syrian government websites and websites of the Lebanese political party Hezbullah. Our findings indicate that, while many of the websites we examined in 2011 have changed hosting providers, a number of Syrian government and Hezbullah websites still maintain an online presence through the services of North American and European web hosts.
Ethiopia remains a dangerous country in which to express dissent online. The recent conviction of a number of bloggers and journalists, combined with the country’s history of filtering critical political content online, demonstrates the restrictive nature of the country’s information environment. This blog post describes recent developments in the country and reports on the results of ONI testing conducted in September 2012.
The Citizen Lab, Russian secret services watchdog Agentura.Ru, and Privacy International have launched a collaborative project to examine ‘Russia’s Surveillance State.’ As part of this project, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan of Agentura.Ru published a piece in Wired magazine on November 1, 2012, titled The Kremlin’s New Internet Surveillance Plan Goes Live Today.
On September 12-14, 2012, the Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the University of Toronto, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) organized a workshop on international cyber norms for the second time at MIT in Cambridge, MA.