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Watch Citizen Lab’s feature on TVO’S Empire of Word

Empire of the Word – Forbidden Reading (3 of 4) Readers and writers the world over have been punished and persecuted for expressing their ideas or by simply carrying the wrong book. Nazi book burnings, publisher Barney Rosset’s legendary legal battles in the 1950s and 60s over the right to publish the uncensored works of… Read more »

Smarter sleuthing can save our online privacy (Globe and Mail)

In a time when every person’s digital life is now turned inside out and electronically dispersed and disaggregated, does it really make sense to think solutions lie in adding to that flood? Law enforcement and intelligence don’t need to sidestep court protections and civil liberties to meet the challenges of cyber crime – they need… Read more »

Toronto’s Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors

A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and… Read more »

Citizen Lab in Reason.com article on WSD

A little report by Neil Hrab from Reason.com on some of the jusifications for WSD and a review of some of this year’s action in Toronto. For his part, Ronald Deibert hopes WSD will provoke people to “think about the consequences” of the “anti-terrorist legislation passed all over the industrialized world” in the wake of… Read more »

Ottawa Citizen and the Citizen Lab

(From the Ottawa Citizen, December 5, 2002) A Time to Turn Tables on Security Cameras Ronald Deibert, a University of Toronto associate professor of political science, wants people to grab their cameras and hit the shopping malls Dec. 24 and participate in World Sousveillance Day. In case you didn’t know, surveillance means “to view from… Read more »

The Citizen Lab on Wired.com

There is an article in todays Wired News about the Citizen Lab and world Sousveillance Day. You can read the article here or learn more about WSD here

The Citizen Lab in the New York Times

Read the New York Times article on hacktivism involving Lab member Nart Villeneuve and Prof. Deibert. It was also repeated in the International Herald Tribune, the Straits Times and the Minneapolis-St. Paul StarTribune. (Articles are archived at the Citizen Lab)