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2010-04-06 07:50:34

The Information Warfare Monitor (Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and the SecDev Group, Ottawa) and the Shadowserver Foundation announce the release of Shadows in the Cloud: An investigation into cyber espionage 2.0. The report documents a complex ecosystem of cyber espionage that systematically targeted and compromised computer systems in India, the Offices of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations, and several other countries. Members of the research team are...

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2010-03-23 14:25:41

In the new issue of Index on Censorship, 'Brave New Words', leading internet experts Ron Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski call for a new approach to tackling censorship online. As cyberspace has become the arena for political activism, governments are growing more sophisticated in controlling free expression online "“ from surveillance to filtering. And it's now becoming harder than ever for human rights activists to outwit the authorities. In their article 'Cyber wars', Deibert and...

2008-09-05 03:00:10

TORONTO - 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 monitoring how traffic is routed through various countries, where Web sites are blocked and why it's happening. Now they are turning their scrutiny to a new weapon of warfare: cyber attacks. Tracking wars isn't what many of the researchers set out to do. Many began intending to help people in countries that censor online...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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