CBC investigation discovers cellphone spying activity near Parliament Hill

An investigation by CBC's Ottawa bureau has discovered a network of cellphone hacking devices in the nation's capital - and it's not clear whether the equipment is foreign or domestic. The devices, known

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s drone industry poised for takeoff, but needs government support, experts say

The burgeoning drone-based services industry may have been cheering the federal government’s recently-updated recreational drone regulations for limiting hobbyists, but the rules don’t exactly make developing a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ontario announces first Chief Digital Officer

The Ontario government is bolstering its digital profile with its latest hire. The province announced on Mar. 27 that it has appointed Hillary Hartley as Ontario’s first Chief Digital Office (CDO), in an

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Liberals’ Innovation budget gets seal of approval from the tech industry

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the Liberal government has kept its word. Finance minister Bill Morneau unveiled the budget

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Bell’s MTS acquisition approved by federal regulators

BCE Inc. will be able to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. under the $3.9 billion deal the telecommunication carriers made last year, after federal regulators gave the transaction the green light, according to

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa firm aims to bring mobile-first tech to first responders

On an average fall day, Ottawa Professional Firefighter's Association Captain Vic Dillabaugh found himself racing towards the University of Ottawa alongside 10 other members of a hazardous materials team, responding to an ammonia

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Governments can use big data without sacrificing privacy, Ontario commissioner says

TORONTO - Big data can benefit a wide range of government programs, but only if personal information collected is secured and employee access is limited, Ontario's privacy commissioner said on Thursday. Though Brian

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Discussing open data with Equinix’s Andrew Eppich [Technicity]

ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 7, 2016. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Steve Proctor

Canadian government outlines Global Skills Strategy

MISSISSAUGA - The Canadian government is making good on its promise to make it easier for companies to bring in highly skilled talent from across the world. Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Alex Radu

The Internet of Taps? Rogers, Ericsson piloting “connected water” project for Ottawa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already improved clothing, packaging, advertising, and agriculture - so why not utilities? Rogers Communications Inc. and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson plan to answer that question by running

Published on: November 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood