Canada’s anti-spam law takes effect next year

The country's long awaited anti-spam law will be implemented in 2013, according to Industry Minister Christian Paradis. Speaking at the Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum in Stratford, Ont., this week, the minister said

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

What to do when you lose your phone

by Kye Husbands Losing a smart phone like an iPhone, BlackBerry or a Samsung Galaxy S can be a gut wrenching feeling. First there’s the information on the phone you worry about, including

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Kye Husbands

SMBs to outpace enterprise in adoption of virtualization, server virtualization

According to a recent survey conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis Inc., small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are planning to adopt server virtualization in 2012

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Computerworld India Staff

Demand your data from Internet companies: Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee has said that the problem with companies like Facebook and Google is not that they collect vast troves of data about their users, but that they don't share with them what

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Keeping client passwords secure and under control

by Stuart Crawford In today’s world of heightened security, full body scanners at airports and CCTV watching every move, it is remarkable how passwords are still kept in the minds of our engineers,

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Execs don’t recognize sensitive data when they see it: IT admins

Today's companies, clearly very good at collecting data, seem "less savvy when it comes to how to classify and manage it."That's the conclusion of a survey among 100 IT executives and others conducted

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Roy Harris

3 awesome security tips for 2012

by Claudiu Popa Everything I'm reading these days indicates that hacking and malware infections are going to increase in 2012. I don't need to provide references here because everything you're reading does too.

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Bake privacy into NFC chips now, Privacy commissioner says

Tap ‘n go technology, also known as near field communications (NFC) is well on its way to ubiquity within the next five years. However, the convenience and benefits promised by applications such as

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Facebook bans at work linked to increased security breaches

Are you cracking down on social media use by employees in the workplace? Think twice about your Facebook shutdown. A recent survey conducted by Telus and the Rotman School of Management indicates that

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Hardening LinkedIn for privacy protection:

The 12 settings that could impact your professional image     by Claudiu Popa With the introduction of LinkedIn’s new settings page this year, the company also took the opportunity to make some

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

How to install RAID drives for easy backup and improved performance

Configuring two or more hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) setup can increase performance and/or provide automatic protection against data loss from drive failure. RAID used to be expensive,

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Kirk Steers

Full electronic medical records still 20 years away

Don't hold your breath over Canadian doctors fully adopting an electronic medical record (EMR) system any time soon.Health information and technology experts say it will likely take another 20 years or more before

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Lost smartphone bill as high as $37,000, McAfee says

What would it cost you if you lost your smartphone? How about your tablet or laptop? You might be able to replace the physical device for a few hundred, or a couple thousand,

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Worries over Patriot Act drives NDP to cloud encryption

Canada's main opposition party is using cloud-based Salesforce.com in the U.S. to store information about voters and interact with them, but worries that U.S. government snoops could peek at sensitive information under U.S.

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Ellen Messmer