More than half of real-time bidding involves falsely represented inventory: Clearstream

Real-time bidding has scored a bad rap for some time, and it appears that might be justified, according to a new study. In a new report released today from Clearstream, a platform that

Published on: December 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Google launches anti-fraud tool for programmatic ad buying

Google Inc. has launched a new tool aimed at protecting advertisers from buying fake impressions – targeting a problem that has plagued the programmatic ad buying space. The search giant announced today it

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Candice So

Forensiq helping marketers avoid fake impressions and sketchy sites

For marketers, spending money on campaigns and impressions is part of their job. But nobody wants to spend money on something that doesn’t bring in results – so it can be bitter for

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Candice So

IAB launches an anti-fraud campaign for the ad industry

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is kickstarting a campaign that will try to keep other industries accountable when it comes to ad fraud. Today, the IAB released its "Anti-Fraud Principles," a set of

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Target data breach pushes banks, retailers to update security measures in U.S.

The fallout from the late 2013 security breach that compromised the credit and debit card data of nearly 40 million Target customers is playing out in both the courts and the court of

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Joseph Stark

Spammers full of tricks, offer no treats for Halloween

Spammers seem to have an uncanny ability to figure out a way to get past our filters - both the ones we put up with our technology and our brains through critical thinking.

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Phone scammers claim to be Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Canada's dot-ca top-level domain name manager is reporting a phone call security scam using its name, in a warning issued Wednesday. As described in the warning from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority: "In

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Privatis borrows corporate experience to run privacy-based startup

Once a denizen of the corporate world and now a startup founder and entrepreneur, Steven McAuley is no stranger to working hard, being patient, and waiting to see results. After working on a

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Candice So

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Public ‘lacks financial literacy’ for crowdfunding: investors group

The debate over allowing equity-based crowdfunding is heating up in Canada's largest province as the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is collecting letters from different groups either advocating for change or warning against it.

Published on: March 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Nortel acquittal shows challenges of prosecuting corporate fraud

In the last few years, Nortel has undergone a series of asset sell-offs and bankruptcy proceedings. Many attribute the company’s decline to a series of scandals in which some of the company’s top

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Nortel ‘not guilty’ verdict concludes prominent white collar crime trial

Former Nortel Networks CEO Frank Dunn and two other executives are not guilty of manipulating financial reports in order to reap larger bonuses, a judge ruled today in a Toronto court room.In a

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson