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Net Alert tells stories about risks online, provides summaries of research findings as well as technical explainers to help make research more accessible to wider audiences.

Net Alert is a collaborative project between Open Effect, the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, and Professor Jedidiah Crandall at the University of New Mexico. The project is funded by the Open Technology Fund.

Latest Research

Secure Your Chats: Why Encrypted Messaging Matters

End-to-end encrypted messaging is effective at protecting the content of your messages from being read as they travel across the Internet to your friends and family. This is why the Citizen Lab has released Secure Your Chats: a Net Alert resource that outlines how to safely use end-to-end encryption.

Protect your Digital Presence with Secure Accounts

Citizen Lab, along with partners Open Effect, the University of New Mexico, and comic book artist Jason Li, have launched Secure Accounts as a free resource to help users better understand potential threats to their online identities and the steps they can take to protect themselves.