Privacy Archives - Page 16

Facebook rewording policies on how it uses members’ data for ads

Facebook Inc. is rewording two key documents that are essential to its service, putting the changes up for review and asking for feedback for the next seven days. The social network's Statement of

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Six in 10 Canadians would surrender online privacy to “foil terrorist plots,” survey finds

Only a small sliver of Canadians are concerned with keeping their data private, especially in the name of safety and anti-terrorism efforts, according to a survey released yesterday by the Canadian Internet Registration

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

How did the Syrian Electronic Army hack the New York Times and Twitter?

It's beginning to read like a hit list - the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked The New York Times (NYT) and Twitter Inc. yesterday, adding the two high-profile sites to its list of

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Four myths about protecting your data

IT administrators may be the first line of defence against hackers eager to tap into companies’ networks. But even they may have some inaccurate beliefs about how hackers operate – and those can

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Candice So

Startups and corporations move to change the privacy and security landscape

When Apple Inc. announced it had a security breach at its developer portal last week, it issued this statement: “An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Candice So

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Privatis borrows corporate experience to run privacy-based startup

Once a denizen of the corporate world and now a startup founder and entrepreneur, Steven McAuley is no stranger to working hard, being patient, and waiting to see results. After working on a

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Candice So

Facebook’s Graph Search rolls out to even more users

Your time-wasting tactics on Facebook might just have gotten a little extra help, thanks to the new Graph Search feature rolled out today. With Graph Search, Facebook Inc. allows users accessing the site

Published on: July 8th, 2013 Candice So

Toronto startup can keep your web browsing safe from prying eyes

With government programs surveilling our web surfing habits making news lately, a new product launched by a Toronto start-up designed to keep our online activities a little more confidential couldn’t be timelier. SurfEasy

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Privacy Commissioner concerned about Google Glass, sends letter to Google

Data privacy authorities around the world, including Canadian privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart, have sent an open letter to Google Inc., outlining their concerns with Google Glass. Thirty-seven provincial and international privacy offices from

Published on: June 18th, 2013 Candice So

How much could a data breach cost your business? Possibly $3.1 million

Imagine this scenario – you’ve just discovered hackers have reached into your system, pulled your customers’ records, and cost you both your reputation and the business of some of your customers. So now

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s privacy watchdog calls for sharper teeth in digital age

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada wants to beef up privacy laws to keep up with the pace of the digital age and its endless thirst for acquiring personal information, the office announced today.

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why I did the open interview that TechCrunch wouldn’t do

As a journalist, its pretty common to be conducting interviews on a daily  basis and I've done hundreds in my career, but interviewing Chad Whitacre was unique. I discovered the founder of Gittip

Published on: May 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Privacy watchdog’s Web sweep looks for poor privacy policies

Businesses who collect their customers’ data online need to be clear and transparent in their privacy policies or risk breaking privacy laws, says Jennifer Stoddart, the federal privacy commissioner. From May 6 to

Published on: May 8th, 2013 Candice So