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ASC pleased by ad industry’s compliance with online regulations so far: report

The Canadian advertising industry is doing a good job of implementing new industry regulations for online interest-based advertising (IBA), according to a new report by Advertising Standards Canada (ASC). In its first-ever accountability

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter warns potential Canadian targets of “state-sponsored” attack

A Canadian non-profit organization which specializes in privacy, security and freedom of speech may itself be the target of a cyber attack. Winnipeg-based Coldhak was one of several Canadian Twitter users to recently

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

How to avoid CASL hassle when emailing your Holiday greetings

With less than four weeks to go ‘til the holidays, businesses across Canada are gearing up for their annual “Season’s Greetings” email blitz to their clients. Such electronic messages have, for enterprises big

Published on: November 30th, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

Report: Canadian millennials savvy on tech but sloppy on security

New research suggests millennials, highly valued by many employers for their tech smarts, may actually be the weakest demographic link in Canada when it comes to cyber security. Despite fearing cyber crime less

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Christine Wong

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

While consumers want control, they’re willing to share personal data: study

Recent research is offering some insight into different mindsets when it comes to handing out personal data to companies and marketers. The research was conducted by Montreal-based marketing analytics company Aimia in partnership with New

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Stolen credit and debit cards sold for $20 on dark web: survey

A new report has put a hard price on an individual data breach — and demonstrated just how cheaply cybercriminals sell off our sensitive stolen financial data. The latest research reveals that credit

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

How you can claim your $1500 from LinkedIn for spamming

If you joined the social network between 2011 to 2014 then you may be eligible to receive compensation. In order to know why the company has been dragged into this lawsuit we need

Published on: October 12th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Here’s why you can ignore every Facebook status making claims about charging you

Social media hoax stories resurface their spammy head every few months. What makes these stories go viral is that they play on people's fears about their individual security. In this specific case, the

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Taylor Swift’s website an example of poor privacy practices for children

For the 12-and-under online 'Swifties' that log-in to TaylorSwift.com, there's plenty of opportunity to dish out their personal information, but no apparent recourse to "shake it off" and delete that data, according to

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Advertisers react to privacy watchdog’s online behavioural advertising study

More than one in 10 behavior-based ads related to personal topics like divorce, bankruptcy, and pregnancy failed to comply with federal privacy guidelines, a new study shows. According to guidelines from the Office

Published on: June 17th, 2015 Christine Wong

Telus’ big data marketing done with customer privacy intact

For many organizations the promise of big data is the ability to deliver the right tailored offer to customers at the right time. But experts say it has to be done in a way

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

You might never have to remember another password again, thanks to Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO - Forgotten passwords are the scourge of the Internet. They create friction for users between intention to complete a task online and attaining it. They are leaked out in mass data

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Brian Jackson