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Threat to online free expression from imminent international accord

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the threat to online free expression from measures to combat digital piracy and copyright violations in an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that is currently being negotiated. The next three-day round of talks about the proposed agreement are due to begin tomorrow in Mexico. From Reporters Without Borders Published… Read more »

Cuba detains U.S. government contractor

The Cuban government has arrested an American citizen working on contract for the U.S. Agency for International Development who was distributing cellphones and laptop computers to Cuban activists, State Department officials and congressional sources said Saturday. From The Washington Post By William Booth and Mary Beth Sheridan Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, December 13, 2009… Read more »

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 »


Research Reports Director Ron Deibert’s blog posts provide summaries and analysis of Citizen Lab research reports and can be found here. John Scott-Railton, Adam Hulcoop, Bahr Abdul Razzak, Bill Marczak, Siena Anstis, and Ron Deibert. “Dark Basin: Uncovering a Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation,” Citizen Lab Research Report No. 128, University of Toronto, June 2020. Jeffrey Knockel,… 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 »