Latest Ronald Deibert Stories

2014-02-21 08:24:35

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - On Feb. 28, PEN Canada's annual Freedom to Read Week event at the Toronto Reference Library will focus on national security and the limits of freedom of expression. Surveillance After Snowden will feature Citizen Lab director Ron Deibert, Globe and Mail national security reporter Colin Freeze, and former national security advisory council member Wesley Wark. Tech columnist Jesse Brown will moderate. The panel discussion, hosted by PEN Canada, is...

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...

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...

2009-11-16 14:30:00

After disrupting a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt, the UN is being criticized for stifling debate about net censorship, BBC News reported. During a recent session at the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt, the UN security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the OpenNet Initiative (ONI). The poster mentioned Internet censorship and China's Great Firewall. The UN claimed it had received complaints about the poster and that it had not been "pre-approved." Ron Deibert,...

2008-08-27 12:00:47

A group of University of Toronto researchers who call themselves "hacktivists" is studying how criminals and governments are staging cyber attacks. The 7-year-old Citizen's Lab was opened by Ronald Deibert with funding from the Ford Foundation, initially to try to help people living in countries that censor online content, the Washington Post reported. Since then, the team has been noticing a rise in political attacks, most recently during Russia's and Georgia's ground war, Deibert said....

2005-06-24 20:00:00

NEW YORK -- The Iranian government has tightened its control over the Internet, increasingly blocking content in its national language of Farsi and restricting what citizens can publish through Web journals, Western researchers say. Iran shows a sophistication in filtering seen only in China and a few other countries, adapting its techniques as use of the Internet evolves, said John Palfrey, a Harvard University researcher who studied censorship in Iran for the OpenNet Initiative. Before, the...

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