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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 »

Publications

Research Reports Director Ron Deibert’s blog posts provide summaries and analysis of Citizen Lab research reports and can be found here. Bill Marczak, Adam Hulcoop, Etienne Maynier, Bahr Abdul Razzak, Masashi Crete-Nishihata, John Scott-Railton, and Ron Deibert. “Missing Link: Tibetan Groups Targeted with 1-Click Mobile Exploits,” Citizen Lab Research Report No. 123, University of Toronto,… Read more »

China's Eye on the Internet

A press release has been issued by researchers at UC Davis about an upcoming paper on an automated tool that they have been developing, called ConceptDoppler. ConceptDoppler acts as a sort of weather report on changes in Internet censorship in China, using mathematical techniques to cluster words by meaning and identify keywords that are likely… Read more »

Arabic speakers monitor Net chats

The State Department has hired two native Arabic speakers to monitor Arabic political discussion forums on the Internet and to overtly participate in them in an effort to correct misperceptions about U.S. policy in the Middle East. From TheWashingtonTimes

China Passes Internet Piracy Law

The Chinese government passed new laws this week to ban the ability to upload and download Internet material without the copyright holder’s permission. Officials in China say the decision aims to balance copyright owners’ rights with those of Internet service providers (ISPs) and users who download content from the Web. The provisions pertain to text,… Read more »

US lauds RP on intellectual property rights

The US Embassy yesterday cited the Philippine government for its progress in the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), which enabled the United States Trade Representative (USTR) last Feb. 15 to move the Philippines from the “Special 301 IPR Priority Watch List” to the “Watch List.” From Manila Bulletin Online

Pics Worth a Thousand Protests

A modern generation of activists around the world are relying on new technologies — from hidden cameras to satellite communication — to collect evidence of wrongdoing, promote their causes or simply provide an alternative voice to the mainstream press. From Wired