Twitter adds ability to receive DMs from everyone

Twitter is now more like e-mail. Users can choose to allow people they do not follow to send them a direct message. Previously, Twitter users had to follow each other in order to

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

10 key features on the BlackBerry Q10

Published on: April 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Group wants new FTC investigation of Google’s privacy policy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Grant Gross

LinkedIn tip: opt-out of social advertising

Facebook calls them "sponsored stories" and LinkedIn calls them "social ads." And you've likely seen them: small modules in the margin of your screen that promote a company or product with information on

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Facebook’s terms of service doomed Canadian class-action lawsuit

The law firm representing Canadian members of Facebook in a class-action lawsuit decided settlement was the best option after a Quebec judge determined the case had to be litigated in Santa Clara, Calif.Merchant

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

LinkedIn founder dead wrong about privacy being just for ‘old people’

Here we go again. Once more, the chief of a major online social network has called into question the relevance of privacy in today’s connected world. This time it is Reid Hoffman, founder

Published on: October 11th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Backlash to Facebook changes is no surprise

Facebook users love to rage about redesigns, and new changes to thesite's News Feed have already triggered the predicable response.Users are complaining about the changes, which emphasizealgorithmically important status updates instead of recent

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Jared Newman

Top 10 most important Facebook security settings

Updates to the interface. New features. Opt-in vs. opt-out. Keeping up with Facebook's constantly evolving landscape—and the way it impacts the security and privacy of your account—can be a challenge. We've done the

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Kristin Burnham

How to tweak your BIOS for a faster PC boot up

If there's a universal truth among computer users, it's that all of them want their PC to start up faster. Nobody in the history of computing ever said, "Wow, I love this 2-minute

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Rick Broida

Canadian Facebook users take cautious approach, poll shows

Most Canadian Facebook users describe themselves as cautious about their privacy and have adjusted their settings accordingly, according to a new poll conducted for ITBusiness.ca.A little more than half of survey respondents selected

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook hazards – and how you can avoid them

Ignoring Facebook's privacy options--some of them fairly new and not well known--can trip up the social-networking site's users in a number of ways. Here are some that everyone who has a Facebook account

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Christopher Null

How to tweak LinkedIn’s privacy settings to avoid spam

Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor.

Published on: March 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Simple steps to create – and automate – great BlackBerry email signatures

Research In Motion (RIM) is to mobile e-mail what the late Heath Ledger is to fictional super-villians. In fact, RIM's known throughout the smartphone space as the clear leader in e-mail management, and

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Al Sacco

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

Facebook is Canada's favourite social network, but it's also in hot water over possibly breaching our privacy laws. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukain discusses her collaboration with Facebook. While the incredibly popular network

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson