Startups and corporations move to change the privacy and security landscape

When Apple Inc. announced it had a security breach at its developer portal last week, it issued this statement: “An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2013 Candice So

TekSavvy buys more time in copyright case vs Hollywood studio

An independent Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider has bought itself more time to inform subscribers they may be the target of lawsuits from a Hollywood movie studio.A judge granted an adjournment in court

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hollywood studio’s bid to get TekSavvy customer information delayed

A Los Angeles-based movie production studio that is suing a small Chatham, Ont.-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its customer’s personal information will have to wait at least a bit longer to have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook's continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.It was about two years ago that Canada's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook ‘Like’ button now under probe

Facebook received welcome news that the Canadian Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the social network addressed privacy complaints lodged against it two years ago, but the social networking site is not yet entirely off

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Facebook commits to year-long global privacy overhaul

Facebook has agreed to Canada's Privacy Commissioner's recommendations, but it will take a year to do so.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking Web site will make changes to its privacy policy, and will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook hasn’t met with privacy watchdog recommendations though deadline is tomorrow

Facebook's time is up – tomorrow, 30 days will have elapsed since the Privacy Commissioner of Canada outlined several changes the social network must follow to conform with Canada's privacy law.So far, it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook won’t commit to Canada’s privacy watchdog recommendations yet

Facebook has been put on notice to comply with Canadian privacy laws within 30 days and says it willcontinue to work with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to boost privacy controls and make

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Traffic throttling by Canadian ISPs not required, experts tell CRTC

Canada's Internet service providers (ISPs) have no reason to throttle peer-to-peer (p2p) traffic and can use other network management techniques that have minimal end-user repercussions instead, according to top Internet experts.Net neutrality advocates

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook Connect lets users “take control” of privacy while surfing

Facebook Connect is one log-in approach to the Web that can help users take control of their privacy while they're surfing, according to the social network.The new service, launched Dec. 4, allows any

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Relief for Canadian consumers as “Do Not Call” D-Day arrives

For long-suffering Canadians who, through the years, have been pestered at awkward hours by telemarketers, today – September 30 – is a red letter day.For the first time, Canadians have some remedy  against

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson and Kavita Gosyne

Facebook says ‘misrepresentations’ behind Canadian privacy probe

The Federal Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Facebook's alleged violation of Canadian privacy law is based on "misrepresentations" of the social network's policies, according to a Facebook advisory board member.It could have been settled

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Controversy over “traffic throttling” by Canadian ISPs heats up

The ongoing controversy over traffic shaping by leading facilities-based Canadian ISPs has intensified with more high-profile groups speaking out on the issue. The Campaign for Democratic Media (CDM) has called upon the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian groups oppose government move towards “US-style” digital copyright laws

A broad alliance of Canadian consumer advocacy groups is deeply concerned the Feds may be poised to introduce legislation that mirrors U.S. digital copyright laws, which severely limit consumer rights.Coalition members include the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano