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WhatsApp gives users 30 days to opt out of giving Facebook carte blanche use of their phone numbers

Users of instant messaging service WhatsApp will see their account information - including their phone numbers - shared with Facebook and used for ad targeting, unless they take action to opt out of

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Protect your work from prying eyes with HP’s new Sure View feature

If you're constantly glancing over your shoulder at work, nervous that a nosy colleague or errant visitor will spot something more incriminating than your Facebook feed, then HP Inc. has a solution for

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Giving police passwords would ‘criminalize privacy’: encryption vendor

The news that Canada’s police chiefs are advocating for federal laws that would compel individuals to provide electronic passwords with a judge’s consent isn’t sitting well with some members of Canada’s IT community.

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Privacy Commissioner’s office weighs in on proposed data breach regulations

Canadian businesses that fall victim to data breaches will soon be required to notify users that their personal data has been compromised, if Canada's privacy commissioner has his way. The commissioner's office recently

Published on: July 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the U.S. for guidance, experts say

Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield probably isn't providing the guiding light he might be hoping

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is Pokémon Go a huge security vulnerability for your business?

This probably isn't what Nintendo Ltd. had in mind when its marketing wizards created Pokémon's slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all." The celebrated video game developer and publisher, which has risen in market value

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook combining BBM and Snapchat with new Messenger encryption feature

If Mark Zuckerberg has his way, we'll soon be using Facebook Messenger to check the weather, receive shipping updates, and order pizza. Less enticing, perhaps, is the thought of using the popular instant

Published on: July 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Runkeeper data leak exposes privacy concerns for avid app users

A controversial data leak involving a popular fitness app represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to privacy concerns involving mobile apps, the vice president of a mobile security firm

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

What does consent look like in the 21st century? Canada’s privacy commissioner calls for public input

Canada's privacy watchdog announced today that his office is seeking public input on the issue of consent in the digital age. Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, has invited submissions from groups and individuals

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry CEO reassures customers of device’s security in wake of RCMP reveal

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

Privacy Commissioner to investigate alleged cellphone surveillance by RCMP

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is formally launching an investigation into the alleged use of Stingray surveillance devices by the RCMP, according to reports by Vancouver-based advocacy organization OpenMedia and

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Customer data: If you can’t protect it, don’t collect it, says cyber security expert

Businesses should stop collecting Internet data they don’t need or can’t secure and consumers must take responsibility for the risks they expose themselves to in exchange for online convenience, a security expert said

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Christine Wong

Apple refuses court order to break San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple Inc. is refusing to comply with a U.S. court order requiring the company to create a specialty version of its iOS software that could be used by the FBI to break into

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian mobile ad tracking standards need work, industry regulators admit

While a recent Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) report concluded the industry was successfully implementing new standards for online behavioural advertising (OBA), it also revealed a notable gap: the current lack of industry regulations

Published on: December 22nd, 2015 Eric Emin Wood