World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

East coast earthquake triggers social media groundswell

Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news. The quake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. EDT today and

Published on: August 23rd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

How to avoid Japan-related online scams

It's been one week since Japan was hit by the twin disasters of a powerful earthquake rating 8.9 on the Richter scale and a tsunami that washed away entire villages. As concerns continue

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

IT impact of Japan earthquake still unknown

It may be weeks before the full impact of the Japanese quake and resulting tsunamis is on the flow if ICT between the disaster-affected country and Australia is known, IDC has warned.According to

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Dan Nystedt and Tim Lohman

Online scammers hijack Japan donation efforts

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.Scams range from links to fake anti-virus downloads and phony donation sites to classic online swindles that

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

Web tools spark solidarity with Haiti quake victims

The worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean in 200 years struck Haiti on Tuesday. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian Capital of Port-au-Prince, where it devastated the tiny nation, causing an

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Ian Paul

Mobile giving – Canadians text donations for Haiti relief efforts

Frantic callers searching for information about their loved ones jam the remaining communications lines in quake-devastated Haiti.Meanwhile here in Canada, the major wireless carriers have set up a way for Canadians to  grab

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Social DRRAG-net speeds up quake disaster relief

When an earthquake with 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest Pakistan in late November, it destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least 80 people just before dawn – the Disaster

Published on: December 18th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Primus builds data centre to survive earthquake

Primus Canada has opened a Vancouver data centre designed to withstand the pressures of high customer demands, extreme power consumption and even an earthquake.The facility includes 2,200 sq. ft. of storage space, with

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Shane Schick