Articles By Buckley Smith

Ontario Science Centre suffers data breach, exposes 174,000 names and addresses

The names and email addresses of 174,000 members, donors, and customers of camps and birthday parties at the Ontario Science Centre were exposed in August, according to the company that does email blasts

Published on: October 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft wins government contract; Alphabet bids for Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake ad

Microsoft wins U.S. Defense Department contract; Alphabet bidding to buy Fitbit; Facebook takes down fake political ad In a dramatic victory, Microfsoft beat out Amazon Web Services for a $10 billion 10 year

Published on: October 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Amazon releases Amazon Business and Business Prime in Canada is finally releasing Amazon Business and Business Prime - which launched in the U.S. in 2015 and 2017 respectively - to Canadian businesses, as announced by the company today. “Whether for hospitals,

Published on: October 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Lack of cybersecurity training still a major issue, says Scalar study

A lack of cybersecurity training in the workplace continues to be a major reason why there's a surge in cyberattacks in Canada, according to a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc. entitled The Digital

Published on: October 25th, 2019 Buckley Smith

City of Vaughan teams up with ventureLAB to provide consultation services to local businesses

In celebration of the kickoff of Small Business Week in Vaughan, the city announced a partnership with ventureLAB to bring business consultation services free of chanrge to tech businesses in Vaughan beginning in

Published on: October 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Azure shows no sign of slowing down, according to Microsoft’s Q1 2020 earnings call

Following a strong start to the 2020 fiscal year that saw US$33 billion in revenue, Microsoft's Azure continued to experience strong growth despite concerns from experts that this growth would taper off. Checking in

Published on: October 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Google’s quantum computer; SoftBank-WeWork deal; Facebook in hot water, again

Google’s quantum computer solves 10,000 year problem in 4 minutes; SoftBank reveals the WeWork deal; Facebook may be biggest threat to American democracy. Quantum computing has long been an intriguing concept that many

Published on: October 24th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft admits Android is best; AI solves Rubiks Cube; Selfies are for narcissists

Microsoft admits that Android is the best OS; AI-powered robot hand solves Rubiks Cube; Study shows selfies are a tool for narcissists   While previous smartphones released by Microsoft ran on its own

Published on: October 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Advancements in malware have changed the landscape of cybersecurity, says eSentire

When it comes to protecting an organization from malware, it's a constant game of cat and mouse, according to Sean Blenkhorn, the chief product officer for eSentire Inc., who recently published a report

Published on: October 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Made By Google: Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, and many more product announcements

With files from Tom Li NEW YORK CITY -- Google LLC kicked off its annual product launch event - Made By Google - this morning in New York City, announcing a swath of

Published on: October 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Amazon unstoppable?; Cook explains Hong Kong app removal; Toys R Us is back

Amazon may be unstoppable; Tim Cook explains removal of Hong Kong app; Toys R Us making online comeback We have all seen the exponential growth of Amazon and all of the companies and

Published on: October 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Renfrew County uses drones to deliver defib units 7 minutes faster than ambulances

Every second counts when someone is having a heart attack, and paramedics in Eastern Ontario have found a way to cut seven precious minutes out of the time it takes to get automated

Published on: October 14th, 2019 Buckley Smith

SecTor 2019: How to survive a ransomware attack

Ransomware is not the newest form of cyberattack, although its popularity remains relatively high and the results remain quite devastating, according to cybersecurity experts who spoke at SecTor 2019 this week in Toronto.

Published on: October 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Samsung Pay Cash is released as a mobile budgeting tool

Samsung Pay has gained new capabilities as Samsung has announced the addition of Samsung Pay Cash and the Money Transfer service. Samsung Pay Cash The Samsung Pay digital wallet was already compatible with

Published on: October 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

A lack of physical security still leads to data breaches but is being ignored, says study from Shred-It and Ponemon Institute

Do strong cybersecurity practises prevent all data breaches? Not according to a new study from Shred-it and the Ponemon Institute. The recent major data breaches in Canada have led many to put a

Published on: October 7th, 2019 Buckley Smith