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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

How to meet DAAC’s AdChoices standards

With the recent release of Advertising Standards Canada (ASC)'s first-ever accountability report measuring the industry's compliance with the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC) AdChoices program, there's never been a better time to

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

ASC pleased by ad industry’s compliance with online regulations so far: report

The Canadian advertising industry is doing a good job of implementing new industry regulations for online interest-based advertising (IBA), according to a new report by Advertising Standards Canada (ASC). In its first-ever accountability

Published on: December 18th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter warns potential Canadian targets of “state-sponsored” attack

A Canadian non-profit organization which specializes in privacy, security and freedom of speech may itself be the target of a cyber attack. Winnipeg-based Coldhak was one of several Canadian Twitter users to recently

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

How to avoid CASL hassle when emailing your Holiday greetings

With less than four weeks to go ‘til the holidays, businesses across Canada are gearing up for their annual “Season’s Greetings” email blitz to their clients. Such electronic messages have, for enterprises big

Published on: November 30th, 2015 Bryan Dearsley

Report: Canadian millennials savvy on tech but sloppy on security

New research suggests millennials, highly valued by many employers for their tech smarts, may actually be the weakest demographic link in Canada when it comes to cyber security. Despite fearing cyber crime less

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Christine Wong

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

While consumers want control, they’re willing to share personal data: study

Recent research is offering some insight into different mindsets when it comes to handing out personal data to companies and marketers. The research was conducted by Montreal-based marketing analytics company Aimia in partnership with New

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong