Privacy Archives - Page 15

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian privacy advocates joining Day We Fight Back campaign

Two years after the death of the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in the U.S., privacy advocates around the world are staging another online protest. This time around, it’s not to stop one

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 people to follow in marketing, 3D tech, and privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on marketing and leadership, 3D technology, or privacy and security, these

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Candice So

Canadians would sell all their data to a brand for $2,000: Microsoft

Canadians and other global consumers are getting more savvy about the idea that marketers want a piece of their personal data, and expect to see value in return for giving it up, according

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Bell defends ‘Relevant Ads’ program as necessary to compete with Facebook, Google

Bell Canada isn't backing down from its practice of collecting user data for the purposes of targeted advertising in the face of an application made to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC)

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Hackers can now log your keystrokes from your touchscreens

Hackers now have yet another way to trace your keystrokes – but it’s not the physical keyboard with its sturdy, plastic keys that they’re now after. A researcher at Trustwave Holdings Inc. has

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Candice So

Trend Micro’s 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2014

Mobile banking heists, exploited vulnerabilities, and data breaches – these could be the cybersecurity hallmarks of 2014, according to a new report from security software provider Trend Micro Inc. In a report released

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Toronto airport launches self-serve passport kiosks

If you’re headed down to some warm, snow-less place in the U.S. for the holidays, and you’re passing through Toronto, you may want to take note – you can now use your passport

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Candice So

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Live stream – Technicity 2013: Focus on cybersecurity

Watch here live now: for our all-day conference live video feed and follow along on Twitter at #Technicity2013. You can check the agenda here. Join the conversation on Twitter: Tweets about "#Technicity2013" // As

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

SMBs would rather tidy desks than back up data, AVG study finds

If there was a list of deadly sins in data management, here's something that would probably be on it. According to a new study from anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies, about 37 per

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin help criminals launder money, McAfee report finds

With the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Second Life’s Linden dollars, it’s not just early adopters swapping their physical cash for Internet bits and bytes. A lot of criminals are taking

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So