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Hashtag Trending – New privacy tools from Google, Alexa goes job hunting, UPS delivery drones approved

Google rolls out new privacy features, Alexa steps up to help people find jobs, and UPS gets federal approval for a fleet of delivery drones. First up from Twitter is news that Google

Published on: October 3rd, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

FedDev Ontario announces $4M investment in digital identity firm BioConnect

FedDev Ontario's recent $3.9 million investment in Toronto-based digital identity technology firm, BioConnect, will help Canada's Digital Charter achieve its goals to increase the safety and security of its citizens, according to the

Published on: September 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadians must avoid desensitization to data breaches and lobby for stronger penalties, cybersecurity experts say

Cybersecurity experts are worried that the increased frequency of data breaches is becoming normalized by the public, reducing the pressure on organizations that handle private data to do better. "It's clear that this

Published on: July 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Laying blame on employee in Desjardins data breach is ignoring the big picture, security experts say

Despite many blaming the employee who allegedly leaked almost 3 million individuals' information in the recent data breach at The Desjardins Group, some experts warn that this is over-simplifying the problem and not

Published on: June 21st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canada’s ‘big 5’ banks launch blockchain-based digital identity service with SecureKey

A blockchain-based digital identity network designed by Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies Inc. and supported by the top banks in Canada announced its official launch on Wednesday. Dubbed Verified.Me, the service has been a long

Published on: May 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds Facebook broke the law; asks for more power to hold it accountable

Facebook committed serious violations of Canadian privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians, an investigation conducted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)

Published on: April 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Microsoft outlines AI ethics framework strategy

Microsoft Corp. has made great strides in the field of AI, and as it continues to innovate, it is keeping an eye on the ethics of AI, said Michael Phillips, assistant general counsel

Published on: April 2nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

IBM and Boehringer Ingelheim partner on blockchain for clinical trials

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BI) and IBM Canada are partnering to make clinical trials safer and more efficient through the use of blockchain. In a Canadian first, blockchain technology will be used in

Published on: March 22nd, 2019 Lynn Greiner

Hit the reset button on Sidewalk Toronto or face legal action, civil liberties association tells government

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), a civil society dedicated to defending Canadian rights and freedoms, has threatened legal action against Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs in a recent letter to Prime Minister

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Data privacy experts flag ‘smart cities of surveillance’ at ITAC Smart Cities Technology Summit

Before an audience of leaders from the ICT industry, government and public and private business sectors, a panel of data security and privacy experts at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Smart

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hashtag Trending – US files charges against Huawei; A serious FaceTime bug; Cybersecurity worker shortage

The U.S. has filed charges against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, Apple disables a Group FaceTime feature because of a nasty security bug, and a new study points to a

Published on: January 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

Global results for Dell’s Digital Transformation Index suggest Canada slightly more digitally mature than global average

Only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses are considered digital leaders, according to a study published last October, and the study’s global figures, released today, suggest that’s higher than the global average. The

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says business world ‘demanding’ secure IoT

Major business opportunities are on the horizon for organizations interested in securing the internet of things for customers, and BlackBerry Ltd. is actively looking to benefit from the boom. While he’s unsure how much

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: Amazon workers’ union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it's not illegal, and how much money would you take to walk away from Facebook for a

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Royal Bank of Canada named in New York Times’ Facebook investigation

One of Canada's largest banks appears alongside Silicon Valley technology firms in a New York Times investigation into Facebook privacy violations, in a piece published on Tuesday evening. The Royal Bank of Canada

Published on: December 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson