Prof Deibert was a guest on CBC’s Spark, with Nora Young as part of their special election coverage “digital wish” list. You can listen to and watch the interview here.
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TORONTO — Here in the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a new breed of hackers is conducting digital espionage. They are among a growing number of investigators who monitor how traffic is routed through countries, where Web sites are blocked and why it’s all happening. Now they are turning their scrutiny to a… Read more »
Two years ago the Citizen Lab released a program called Psiphon, which allows users in countries such as China and Iran to circumvent their governments’ Internet censorship. The free software uses computers outside the censoring country – known as proxies – to fetch web pages and send them back over encrypted connections. The technique is… Read more »
“In terms of the scope and international dimension of this attack, it’s a landmark,” said Ronald J. Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab…. “International laws are very poorly developed, so it really crosses a line into murky territory . . . Is an information blockade an act of war?” From Washington Post
Censorship of Russian media sites in Georgia continues to expand despite the winding down of hostilities. ONI and Information Warfare Monitor sources in Georgia now confirm that filtering of Russian media sites resident on the .ru domain has spread to a second Georgian ISP. Subscribers of Caucuses on-line the largest Georgia ISP have been without… Read more »
The Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks and defacements in the Russia – Georgia conflict raise concerns about free media and civil society, as states witness an increase in the use of electronic warfare strategies in concert with more conventional kinetic attacks. Here at IWMP – in association with our research partners on the ground in the region,… Read more »
Professor Deibert is testifying to US Congress today, at the US China Economic and Security Review Commission. His testimony covers the research of the OpenNet Initiative on Internet censorship practices in China, the range and effectiveness of circumvention methods, including the Citizen Lab’s own tool — psiphon, and the role of US and Western corporations… Read more »
On March 21, 2008, the CBC National ran a feature piece on the research and development activities of the Citizen Lab, including the ONI and psiphon. There are interviews with Prof Deibert and with Nart Villeneuve. You can watch the piece here and the youtube version is here.
There were two radio reports about various aspects of the Citizen Lab’s research and development activities yesterday. Clark Boyd did a report about the OpenNet Initiative’s new book, Access Denied on BBC’s The World Today. Additionally, Eli Glasner did a report on the use of our new psiphon service with respect to ongoing events in… Read more »
â€œIn the dot-com heyday of the â€™90s and early 2000sâ€¦there was a myth that the Internet canâ€™t be controlled,â€ says Ronald Deibert, a researcher at the University of Torontoâ€™s Citizen Lab. â€œThere was some mysterious, magical property associated with it that will route around censorship.â€ The most exhaustive study yet of Internet censorshipâ€”Access Denied: The… Read more »