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Identifying Cyber Attacks in China

The Chinese government can intercept foreign web traffic as it flows to Chinese websites, inject malicious code, and repurpose traffic, according to a report by the Citizen Lab. Read More
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Assessing a Digital Attack on Syrian CSO

A Syrian citizen media group critical of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was recently targeted in a customized digital attack designed to unmask their location, according to a report from The Citizen Lab. Read More
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Civil Society Organizations Face Onslaught of Cyber Attacks

Civil society organizations working to protect human rights around the world are being bombarded with persistent and disruptive computer espionage attacks, according to a report from The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk ... Read More
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Ethiopian Government Uses Commercial Spyware to Monitor Journalists, Advocates

A report from The Citizen Lab, a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, exposes the Ethiopian government’s use of commercial spyware to hack into the computers of journalists in the ... Read More
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Foreign Use of U.S. Internet Servers in Cyber-spying

An Italian computer spyware firm, Hacking Team, whose tools foreign governments allegedly have used to spy on dissidents and journalists, relies heavily on the servers of U.S. Internet companies, according to a new report from ... Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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Mapping the Use of Internet Surveillance and Censorship Technology

Citizen Lab has released a report documenting the use of American-made Internet surveillance and censorship technology by more than a dozen governments. Read More

Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China

MacArthur grantee The Citizen Lab documents how a China-based spy operation hacked into personal computers in government offices on several continents. Read More