Citizen Lab Research Fellow Lex Gill discusses a recent CBC demonstration on NDP MP Matthew Dubé’s phone, which illustrated how hackers could track his location and record his calls.
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Citizen Lab Research Fellow Lex Gill will be speaking at the University of Waterloo on October 27 as part of their CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy.
This report demonstrates the technical underpinnings of how WeChat image censorship operates and suggests possible evasion strategies.
Citizen Lab validates Amnesty International investigation showing targeting of staff member and Saudi activist with NSO Group’s technology.
Today, Director Ron Deibert on behalf of the Citizen Lab sent a letter to the National Energy Board (NEB) raising critical questions and concerns in response to the NEB issuing a Request for Information (RFI) about “security threat monitoring services”.
If you’re attending RightsCon, you’ll be in good company. Held this year in Toronto from May 16-18, the conference brings together an international audience to discuss all topics related to human rights in the digital age. Citizen Lab researchers, fellows, and associates will be participating in panels and events throughout the week. Here’s a run-down… Read more »
Program overview The Google Policy Fellowship (Canada) program offers students, researchers, and practitioners interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues and exploring future academic and professional interests. Two fellowship positions are open: one at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs,… Read more »
This report describes our investigation into the apparent use of Sandvine/Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) devices to deliver nation-state malware in Turkey and indirectly into Syria, and to covertly raise money through affiliate ads and cryptocurrency mining in Egypt.
This report describes how Ethiopian dissidents in the US, UK, and other countries were targeted with emails containing sophisticated commercial spyware posing as Adobe Flash updates and PDF plugins. Targets include a US-based Ethiopian diaspora media outlet, a PhD student, a lawyer, and even a Citizen Lab researcher.
In preparation for the Special Rapporteur’s presentation to the UNHRC next June, the submission reviews some of the barriers to addressing problems of technology-facilitated violence, abuse, and harassment against women and girls; contextualizes the complicated environment within which online harassment operates; and suggests recommendations to address, mitigate, and remedy these issues.