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The Geopolitics of Information Controls: A Presentation by Masashi Crete-Nishihata

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2013 09:56 AM
Masashi Crete-Nishihata will give a talk on Citizen Lab's activities and present its approach to the study of information controls through recent research and case studies. The talk will be held on June 19, 2013 at TERI Auditorium in Bangalore, 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

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Jun 19, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM


TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage Bangalore - 560 071

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The Citizen Lab

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Toronto. It explores the intersection of
information technology, global security, and human rights through technical, policy, and legal research.

A central focus of Citizen Lab's research analyzes the prevalence, operation, and impact of information controls. Information controls can be conceptualized as actions conducted in and through the Internet and other information and communication technologies. Such controls seek to deny (as with Internet filtering), disrupt (as in denial-of-service
attacks), or monitor (such as passive or targeted surveillance) information for political ends.

Masashi Crete-Nishihata

Masashi is the research manager of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He has published work on information controls during the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict, cyber security research ethics, cyber attacks against Burmese media groups, and the psychosocial impacts of lifelogging technologies. His research interests include technology policy, information controls, and human computer interaction.

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