Privacy Archives - Page 13

Report: Canadian millennials savvy on tech but sloppy on security

New research suggests millennials, highly valued by many employers for their tech smarts, may actually be the weakest demographic link in Canada when it comes to cyber security. Despite fearing cyber crime less

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Christine Wong

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

While consumers want control, they’re willing to share personal data: study

Recent research is offering some insight into different mindsets when it comes to handing out personal data to companies and marketers. The research was conducted by Montreal-based marketing analytics company Aimia in partnership with New

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Stolen credit and debit cards sold for $20 on dark web: survey

A new report has put a hard price on an individual data breach — and demonstrated just how cheaply cybercriminals sell off our sensitive stolen financial data. The latest research reveals that credit

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

How you can claim your $1500 from LinkedIn for spamming

If you joined the social network between 2011 to 2014 then you may be eligible to receive compensation. In order to know why the company has been dragged into this lawsuit we need

Published on: October 12th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Here’s why you can ignore every Facebook status making claims about charging you

Social media hoax stories resurface their spammy head every few months. What makes these stories go viral is that they play on people's fears about their individual security. In this specific case, the

Published on: September 29th, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Taylor Swift’s website an example of poor privacy practices for children

For the 12-and-under online 'Swifties' that log-in to TaylorSwift.com, there's plenty of opportunity to dish out their personal information, but no apparent recourse to "shake it off" and delete that data, according to

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Advertisers react to privacy watchdog’s online behavioural advertising study

More than one in 10 behavior-based ads related to personal topics like divorce, bankruptcy, and pregnancy failed to comply with federal privacy guidelines, a new study shows. According to guidelines from the Office

Published on: June 17th, 2015 Christine Wong

Telus’ big data marketing done with customer privacy intact

For many organizations the promise of big data is the ability to deliver the right tailored offer to customers at the right time. But experts say it has to be done in a way

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

You might never have to remember another password again, thanks to Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO - Forgotten passwords are the scourge of the Internet. They create friction for users between intention to complete a task online and attaining it. They are leaked out in mass data

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Beware the privacy and security risks of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may offer vast improvements in convenience and efficiency, but how secure is it, and do we need to protect ourselves from it? The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Published on: April 29th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

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

Bell will comply with Privacy Commissioner on advertising opt-in

Following an investigation by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada into an advertising program that uses customer data to deliver highly targeted advertising, Bell will comply with the recommendation for a more transparent opt-in

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Up Periscope, down privacy? Twitter’s live streaming service bound to cause controversy

On the first day of Periscope’s debut, I was instantly taken to places I wanted to be and given intimate access to people that I’d love to meet. The first stream I watched

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Brian Jackson