Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Black Code TIFF premiere tells cautionary tale of digital transformation’s dark side

Who will watch the watchers? Well, all of us. That's the message to be decrypted - albeit easily enough - from Black Code, a film by documentary maker Nicholas de Pencier based on

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Employers warned against asking for job applicants’ Facebook log-in

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability. In recent months, Facebook has seen a

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Loek Essers

iPhone, iPad users sue Apple

An iPhone user and an iPad user have sued Apple over its location tracking database on their devices. The federal class action suit alleges that Apple's tracking violates the U.S. Computer Fraud and

Published on: April 27th, 2011 John Cox

Your iPhone is tracking you – researchers

A pair of researchers have found that Apple iPhones and iPads track users' locations and store the data in an unencrypted file on the devices and on owners' computers.The data, which appears to

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Strike a fair balance when monitoring employee PCs

 Do you know what your employees are doing on the Web? At a minimum, they're probably goofing off watching YouTube videos. At worst, they could be steering your company toward financial ruin. In

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Social media sites being used for undercover investigations

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing how law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are gathering information from social networking sites for their investigations. The documents were obtained

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Baby you can’t drive my car – technology tracks stolen vehicles

Motor vehicle license plates are becoming an increasingly important source of information for some local governments, which are deploying car-mounted mobile technologies that can scan thousands of plates on parked cars per hour.The

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau