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CRTC lays down first-ever fines for malware-infected ads

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is fining two companies $250,000 for their involvement in installing malicious software through online advertisements, a first under Canada's anti-spam law. Sunlight Media Network Inc. and

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter commit to open source data portability

Several of the world's biggest tech brands announced plans to allow users to transfer their data from one platform to another today, as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook announced they are collaborating on

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – 12 Russians charged with hacking US election, Jeff Bezos is richer than you, Amazon Prime Day worker strikes

Twelve Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history, and Amazon Prime Day is affected by mass worker strikes in Europe.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

World Cup a haven for cyber criminals, Israeli cyber security firm warns

The 2018 FIFA World Cup isn't just a haven for soccer fans - according to Israeli cyber security firm Cyberint, it's a haven for cyber criminals too. According to Cyberint, what the company

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla plans to build a plant in China. Trending on LinkedIn - a former

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cost of Canadian data breaches continues to rise, says study

The average cost of data breaches at Canadian companies is going up, it’s taking them longer to detect breaches and longer to contain them, new data suggests. The numbers are contained in the

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Millennials to blame for data breaches too, Shred-it claims

Millennials have been blamed for killing many fine and decent things - ranging from products to hobbies to entire industries - and now you can add data protection to the list of casualties

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – California passes new privacy law; Adidas gets hacked; AI companion heads to space

California passes a new data privacy law, Adidas reports a data breach, and a robot named CIMON joins astronauts in space. From LinkedIn - Consumers in California will have more control over their

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry and Samsung team up on new IoT solutions

Former mobile device giant BlackBerry Ltd. is extending its partnership with present mobile device giant Samsung Electronics Ltd. on a series of what the companies are calling "Enterprise of Things" solutions. According to

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry expects to tap into 100 more markets through new partnership

British smartphone and consumer electronics maker Bullitt Group is known for its durable products that are used by farmers, construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts, and after entering into an agreement with BlackBerry Ltd.,

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian mobile digital identity service to launch this fall

A long-awaited Canadian mobile digital identity validation service supported by Canada’s biggest banks and telcos will launch this fall, with hopes it will be a big boost to the digital economy. Called Verified.Me,

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – McDonald’s launches more kiosks; MyHeritage gets hacked; Facebook confirms data sharing with China

McDonalds plans to launch thousands of new self-serve kiosks, DNA testing and genealogy service MyHeritage admits it got hacked; and Facebook faces tough questions - again. Trending on Facebook, McDonald’s is rolling out

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

CTS 2018: CRTC’s push to stomp out nuisance calls ‘aggressive’ but necessary, says Neustar exec

While technology continues to improve the omnichannel experience for customers, more than half of Canadians still prefer to get answers quickly over the phone. But there’s a serious problem - when the phone

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook under fire; iOS 12 fights smartphone addiction; DNA service hacked

Facebook has some more tough questions to answer from U.S. lawmakers, Apple’s iOS 12 beta is designed to help you use your iPhone less often; and a DNA analysis service reports a data

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Only 40% of Canadian firms surveyed have data breach response procedures

Half of Canadian executives say they have low or no concerns about a potential breach involving their own business, a new survey for the federal privacy commissioner has found. The survey of 1,014 Canadian senior

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon