Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How to stop Heartbleed: 7-step checklist to fix OpenSSL security bug

A serious vulnerability has been revealed that could give anyone access to private data on the web that's supposed to be securely encrypted. According to recent estimates, the Heartbleed SSL/TLS bug may be

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

World Wide Web inventor hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ on web’s 25th anniversary

Tim Berners-Lee - or Sir Tim, since receiving a knighthood in 2004 - will mark the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web by hosting an open question and answer

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CSEC’s airport tracking in support of ‘lawful access’ erodes trust of Canadians

With an estimated 300 spy agency requests for help with domestic investigations, responsibility for sharing data with the "Five Eyes" foreign intelligence network and an oversight mechanism that has been called "flimsy at

Published on: January 31st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Obama has promised NSA reforms, but for phones, not the Internet

With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing high-level changes to government surveillance programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) earlier today, it seems as though much has been promised - but we have yet

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Candice So

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

Secrecy is not a poor security practice as much as a compromise of integrity. EMC's RSA Security division recently made headlines when its enterprise products were expertly hacked, undermining the security of thousands of

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Edward Snowden Time Magazine’s runner-up for person of the year

The 30-year-old National Security Agency contractor that leaked top secret documents about extensive cyber-surveillance programs is the runner-up to Pope Francis for Time Magazine's person of the year. Now in exile in Moscow

Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Michael Geist on how the ‘Snowden fallout’ impacts business

The world is still reeling after National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents to The Guardian newspaper. Those documents detailed the level of surveillance the NSA is engaging in on

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Security experts debate use of backdoors in coding

In light of the furore around the NSA and PRISM, a new report from the Citizen Lab is calling for a cut down on the use of backdoors when coding software. In his

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Candice So

Web sites tracking users using fonts, Belgian researchers find

With many Internet users concerned the National Security Agency is tracking their Web browsing activity, Belgian researchers have released another study showing it’s not just government following our activity – marketers and major

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Candice So