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The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights.
We are a “hothouse” that combines the disciplines of political science, sociology, computer science, engineering, and graphic design. Our mission is to undertake advanced research and engage in development that monitors, analyses, and impacts the exercise of political power in cyberspace. We undertake this mission through collaborative partnerships with leading edge research centers, organizations, and individuals around the world, and through a pioneering “fusion” methodology that combines technical reconnaissance, field investigations, and data mining, analysis, and visualization.
The Citizen Lab’s ongoing research network includes the Information Warfare Monitor, the OpenNet Initiative, and Opennet.Asia.
The Citizen Lab developed the psiphon censorship circumvention software, and continues to provide “red team” research, threat analysis, and support for open source development for Psiphon Inc through the Psi-Lab project.
A new piece in Wired magazine features the discussion of the ethics of using the Internet Census data from Citizen Lab Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire and Post-Doctoral Fellow Philippa Gill.
The post Is it wrong to use data from the world’s first ‘nice’ botnet? appeared first on The Citizen Lab.
Source: Door Ot van Daalen, Bits of Freedom On 15 October, the Dutch ministry of Justice and Security proposed powers for the police to break into computers, install spyware, search computers and destroy data.
The post Dutch proposal to search and destroy foreign computers appeared first on The Citizen Lab.
Citizen Lab Senior Researcher Sarah McKune was profiled in the Review of Free Expression in Canada, published each year by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE).
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A new article in Wired magazine as part of the joint project by Privacy International, Agentura.Ru and the Citizen Lab on Russia’s surveillance state.
The post Five Russian-made surveillance technologies used in the West appeared first on The Citizen Lab.
May 22-23, 2013
The post Ron Deibert and Robert Guerra at the Stockholm Internet Forum appeared first on The Citizen Lab.
This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch discusses censorship and filtering, surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests and more.
The post Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – April 2013 appeared first on The Citizen Lab.
This post is written by Citizen Lab Visiting Fellow Luis Horacio Najera on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2013.
The post World Press Freedom Day: Don’t kill the cyber-messenger appeared first on The Citizen Lab.