Malware threatens to disrupt Internet for thousands worldwide

If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) . Monday is the "drop dead" date

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Tim Hortons announces free WiFi access

Coffee-addicted Canadians now have one more excuse to slurp down double-doubles and scarf Timbits as they work, with Tim Hortons announcing free WiFi today.A majority of the coffee shops, which have arguably become

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Oh Canada: CIRA wants to keep more Canadian Web traffic on home soil

Canada's Web domain watchdog wants to see more Internet traffic hubs based right here on Canadian soil.There are only two Internet Exchange Points (IXP) based in Canada, onein Toronto and the other in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Coalition says new trade deal could trample Canadian Internet freedoms

Get set for another battle in the war over Internet access and privacy rights.If Canada officially signs on as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) trade alliance, it could put the squeeze on Internet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: New Web domains good for trust

The Internet will soon look very different.ICANN, the non-profit organization that manages top-level domain names on the Internet, is opening up the space to the right of the last dot. So instead of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

A brief history of Skype

In 2003, I was visiting some business colleagues in the Netherlands when I heard of a new technology with a funny name: Skype.  It was like a telephone, but you plugged it into

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2012 Rob Whent

Justice goes online in B.C.

Online dispute resolution (ODR) will be introduced into the Small Claims Court system in BC. Just this past week, Bill 44, the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act, passed its third reading and received Royal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Internet gets first look at new top-level domains

From AAA (that's the American Automobile Association Inc.) to Zulu (a geographic domain applied for by Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.) the Internet got its first look at the new domains we may

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google rolls out Trusted Stores program

Google launched a Trusted Stores program on Thursday that will provide online shoppers with customer satisfaction scores for participating merchants, according to a company blog post. Google will serve a Trusted Store badge

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Web app checks for compromised LinkedIn passwords

A New York-based Web developer and his colleagues have built a Web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.The password

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Startup news round-up: June 7, 2012

Communitech's $30 million startup funding program Hyperdrive today gained a new partner. The Ontario Centres of Excellence said it will be the latest organization to contribute its resources to fund the startup incubator

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Internet shifts to new IPv6 protocol

Today, a new protocol goes live on much of the Internet as IPv6 permanently replaces IPv4 on more than 1,000 Web sites, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other major Web brands.One year ago,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

.sucks just might be a good idea for a TLD

Yesterday it was Google Inc. that applied for the generic top level domain (gTLD) .lol.Today, Momentous Corp. of Ottawa announced that it too is seeking approval for several gTLDs.The four new registries for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff