Privacy Archives - Page 14

Can you trust Canadian ISPs with your privacy?

A new report from Open Media warns you should think twice before trusting Canadian Internet providers with your privacy, warning our ISPs are falling short on being transparent about how they protect their

Published on: March 13th, 2015 Nestor Arellano

New Microsoft Outlook app could infringe on businesses’ privacy

The new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS may be the one of the best email apps to come out in a while – but according to IT security professionals, it also presents myriad

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Candice So

80 per cent of Canadians will choose a business on its privacy reputation, survey says

Businesses and governments in doubt about customer attitudes are towards data privacy have a new measurement tool. According to a new survey, nine in 10 Canadians are concerned about privacy — including 34

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Here are the 25 worst passwords of 2014 – and yes, ‘123456’ is one of the worst offenders

With all of the data breaches and online security scares in the last year or two, you'd think people would be more careful in choosing decent passwords. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. On Tuesday,

Published on: January 21st, 2015 Candice So

What Obama’s mandatory data breach reporting law could mean for Canada

The U.S. government is planning to bolster protection of consumer data through a new law requiring companies to report data breaches – and that law could set a new standard for the way

Published on: January 19th, 2015 Candice So

Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier

When Chantal Bernier finished her reign in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, she left the post at an interesting time – just before new privacy laws came into force within

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Consumers will share data, but for a price: Aimia

Despite their fears around data breaches, consumers are willing to trade much of their personal data if it gets them something in return, a new survey has found. In a new report called

Published on: November 4th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry’s BBM update includes timed messages and retraction

BlackBerry has just announced the latest update of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service, which promises to give users more control over their privacy. On Friday, BlackBerry unveiled a slew of new features with

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

Internet privacy goes way of the dodo with new ‘privacy marketing platform’

If you've ever hesitated to fill out an online form with your email address in exchange for nabbing a great offer, then you'll understand the idea behind Dodoname, self-described as the "world's first

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 in 10 Canadians not protecting themselves online, survey finds

When it comes to protecting ourselves online, Canadians are not the most savvy bunch in the world – in fact, we commit a lot of cardinal security sins, like sharing passwords, connecting to

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Candice So

10% of top ecommerce brands flouting CASL, study finds

When it comes to letting consumers unsubscribe from their emailing lists, 10 per cent of the world’s top 200 ecommerce brands are not complying with regulations in Canada and the U.S., a new

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook rolls out Privacy Checkup tool to remind users of their settings

Facebook Inc. is launching a new tool that will help users quickly check out and customize their privacy settings. Branded the new feature as Privacy Checkup, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will be

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Rolotune launches social network for privacy-conscious job seekers

If you’ve ever looked for a new job online, you’ve probably heard LinkedIn is one of the best places to go hunting. Still, there’s always the concern your boss might see you’ve been

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Candice So

New variant of malware, Gyges, can quietly exfiltrate government data

There’s a new piece of malware targeting government organizations – and according to the security researchers who unearthed it, it’s basically invisible and can avoid being detected for a long period of time.

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Candice So