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Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

Canada’s anti-spam law turns one year old

When thousands of Canadians celebrate Canada Day with picnics and barbecues this year, there’s one dish they’ll be consuming a lot less on our national holiday: spam. The amount of digital spam originating

Published on: July 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Bell kills Relevant Ads Program over privacy concerns

Bell has completed a total climb down on a controversial advertising program that raised the ire of privacy advocates and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and is currently being examined by the Candian Radio-television

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Heartbleed’s ramifications still unfolding as e-commerce compliance standards updated

Editor's note: This story was updated April 15 to reflect the publishing of PCI-DSS 3.1 and clarifications of some of the deadlines for phasing out SSL.  A core technology that has been trusted

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy says court decision sends ‘wrong signal’ on privacy

A Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider is publicly expressing its disappointment with a Federal Court ruling that it will be compensated for just a small portion of the costs it incurred while protecting

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

First CASL fine hits Quebec spammer for more than $1 million

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued a notice of violation and a $1.1 million fine to Quebec-based Compu-Finder for breaking the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL). The new law covers email, text

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

Trying to make a causal link between unlicensed software and malware

In its ongoing quest to warn Canadians of the perils and costs of using unlicensed software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released a report that tries to prove a link between the usage

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Ontario legal deadlines are nearing for accessible communications – are your documents ready?

The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) deadlines on communication supports for the visually impaired are fast approaching for Canadian firms operating in Ontario. We need to address that, says senior product manager, Phil

Published on: January 26th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Why CFOs and audit groups should care about the Windows Server 2003 ‘end of life’ deadline

Chief financial officers and audit groups should be taking notice of an issue that would normally be the domain of the IT department and make sure their company has a plan to move

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Meet Ross, the Watson-powered ‘super intelligent’ attorney

A group of University of Toronto students, pictured above from left to right: Andrew Arruda, Shuai Wang, Pargles Dall’Oglio, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Akash Venat, are behind a new startup that built a legal

Published on: January 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Netflix sends cease and desist letter to virtual border-hopping service

Netflix Inc. has sent a cease and desist letter to a paid service that allows users to bypass Netflix's geographic restrictions and access movies and television shows they wouldn't normally be allowed to

Published on: January 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Tony Clement reinforces promise of funding for startups in upcoming budget

Funding promised for Canadian accelerators and incubators isn't at risk despite dropping oil prices making a surplus in the next federal budget less likely, says Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board for the

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Candice So

Data breaches, social media gaffes among top tech and legal business risks for 2015: BLG

As much as tech can present a lot of business opportunities, it can also create a lot of pitfalls for organizations. That’s according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, a Canadian law firm with

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Kabuk helping doctors, lawyers, and dentists with drumming up new clients

Four years ago, Asha Soares’ grandmother fell ill, starting a wave of visits, appointments, and consultations with doctors and specialists. It was a difficult and worrying time, not least because her family was

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So

7 steps to take for CASL compliance

Complying with the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will require anyone that uses e-mail for business and commercial purposes to ingrain asking for informed consent into their DNA. That was the key message

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Jeff Jedras