Latest issue of the Citizen Lab Briefing.

Table of Contents

  1. Latest Publication
  2. Opportunities
  3. Upcoming Event
  4. News and Announcements

1. Latest Publication


2. Opportunities

  • Job Posting: Security Researcher / Malware Analyst

    We are hiring a Security Researcher / Malware Analyst to support our work on threats against civil society. Interested applicants should send an email with cover letter and résumé to info [at] with the subject line “Security Researcher Application.”

3. Upcoming Event

  • Citizen Lab and partners at the 2016 APrIGF

    27-29 July, Taipei, Taiwan - Citizen Lab Researcher and Communications Officer Irene Poetranto will host a workshop with OpenNet Korea at the 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).

4. News and Announcements

  • Access My Info now includes fitness trackers, dating applications

    Access My Info (AMI), a web tool used to submit disclosure requests to companies on the data they collect and share with third parties about their customers, has now been expanded to submit disclosure requests to fitness tracker companies and dating applications. Read Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert's blog post, "The Week of Holding 'Big Data' Accountable."
  • Ron Deibert's op-ed on Access My Info

    Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert authored an op-ed for CBC News detailing the newly revamped Access My Info tool, which now includes fitness trackers and dating applications. He also weighed in on Part 2 of the 'Big Data' CBC Ideas Podcast series, titled "Big Data or Big Brother? Citizenship and Security in the Age of Big Data."
  • Release of DIY Transparency Report Tool

    The Telecommunications Transparency Project announced the release of the DIY Transparency Report Tool, which is designed the help small and medium sized organizations produce holistic transparency reports. Such reports comprehensively explain to customers, citizens, and government agencies alike how an organization retains data, its policies for disclosing information to government agencies, and the regularity at which it does disclose information to such agencies.
  • Christopher Parsons US proposal to collect social media information

    The United States Department of Homeland Security has filed a proposal to collect social media details from visitors to the country. Citizen Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Parsons commented on the privacy implications of the proposal, as well as broader trends in social media monitoring by officials.
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