Ontario Science Centre suffers data breach, exposes 174,000 names and addresses

The names and email addresses of 174,000 members, donors, and customers of camps and birthday parties at the Ontario Science Centre were exposed in August, according to the company that does email blasts

Published on: October 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

Hashtag Trending – Massive cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition, Uber’s IPO

A massive multi-million dollar cryptocurrency theft, failing facial recognition technology, and Uber’s highly-anticipated IPO. From Reddit, we begin with a massive data breach affecting Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. More than $40

Published on: May 9th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending: Germany loses iPhones; AI predicts alzheimer’s; Marriott admits passport numbers hacked

Apple pulls iPhone models in Germany, artificial intelligence can predict alzheimer’s and Marriott gives more detail on data hack.   First up from LinkedIn: Apple is still making headlines after a crazy last

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: China suggests Trump use Huawei for better security; Apple, Samsung fined for slow devices; Millions hit with worst ever data hack

Up first on Reddit, After The New York Times published a report claiming Chinese spies have been eavesdropping on calls made on U.S. President Donald Trump’s unsecured iPhone, China has responded by suggesting

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

All 1.7 million Air Canada app users must reset password after breach

Although Air Canada says that a data breach discovered last week only affects 20,000 of its mobile app accounts - including passport details - it's requiring all 1.7 million users to reset their

Published on: August 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Equifax wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed

Equifax Inc. wants the lawsuits connected to its 2017 data breach dismissed, arguing that the breach caused no injuries and that it has no obligation to secure its data, which spans millions of

Published on: July 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Russian router hack; Lenovo Z5 teased; Canadian banks suffer breach

The FBI asks if you’ve tried turning it off and back on again, Lenovo’s new Z5 smartphone sounds impressive, and two Canadian banks are reporting a new data breach that affects customers. Trending

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former Yahoo owner fined $35 million USD over massive data breach

Altaba, the legal entity that used to oversee Yahoo Inc.'s search engine and email service, has agreed to pay a $35 million fine from an American regulator for failing to disclose to investors

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How to stay healthy like a pro athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 38

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest tech news from the last week, including MyFitnessPal's data breach, MLB's first game exclusively on Facebook, AI at the 82nd Masters, and more! Plus,

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules let your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music videos so you subscribe to its music service, and former Uber CEO Travis

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Spotify goes public, BMO to open tech campus, Equifax breach hits millions more customers

Spotify goes public, the Bank of Montreal will open a tech campus in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, and Equifax reveals millions more people were affected by its data breach last year. First up from

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs