Heartland data breach “shocking” says Canada’s privacy commissioner

After a data breach that could prove to be the largest unintended disclosure of consumer information ever, security and privacy experts are urging companies to learn from the Heartland Payment Systems breach and

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner wants off switch on new Ontario driver licenses

Ontario's Privacy Commissioner wants to give Ontarians the ability to turn off the RFID function on their new enhanced driver's licences.More specifically, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian wants a simple switch added to the RFID

Published on: January 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Montreal real estate firm cans spam with Google Message Security

IT director Lance LeBlanc balks at the notion that he would ever even consider turning off his Google Message Security spam filter – to do so would overwhelm his 250 employee real estate

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Brits hesitate on ‘Big Brother’ style Internet monitoring

The British government is slowing down a proposal that would give law enforcement sweeping power to collect electronic data as a measure to prevent terrorism. The proposal, in the Communications Data Bill, would

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

The three privacy assumptions you’re wrong about when it comes to data

Business travelers will soon need to carry the name of their corporate lawyer in addition to their passport when returning home to the United States, and they may need to bring with them

Published on: October 14th, 2008 David Strom

Soon everyone

It may seem bizarre now, but talking to a computer about your service questions will be par for the course in the near future, an expert says.And this ability will dramatically improve many

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How hackers can turn on your Webcam and microphone

The security researchers who two weeks ago warned of new "clickjacking" vulnerabilities in browsers, Web sites and popular plug-ins, revealed a dozen variants of the bug Tuesday. And that's just for starters, said

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Managing your reputation on Facebook – expert tips for professionals

As more professionals sign up for Facebook, the site's earliest users are finding they must re-evaluate how they manage their profiles and the information posted to them, according to experts in online identity

Published on: October 9th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Hackers can clickjack your Webcam and mic, says Adobe

Adobe Systems Inc. warned users Tuesday that hackers could use recently reported "clickjacking" attack tactics to secretly turn on a computer's microphone and Web camera.Flash on all platforms is susceptible to clickjacking attacks,

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Privacy not at odds with technology, says Ann Cavoukian

Privacy is being eroded because of the belief that it must be traded in for improved security or increased efficiency, cautions Ontario's Privacy Commissioner.Ann Cavoukian is calling for a radically new approach that

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Millions call for Facebook boycott to protest new design

A group of those opposed to the site's new design is nearing 2.7 million supporters, and the leaders are organizing a two-day boycott to make their point.The group, called "1,000,000 against the new

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

12 embarrassing reasons why you should be careful about posting photos on Facebook

You know the old cliche, a picture is worth a thousand words? Turns out that pictures have been deeply undervalued: A single photo can cost you your reputation, your job, even your freedom--if

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Your privacy, your responsibility says Ontario Privacy Commissioner

Facebook is Canada's favourite social network, but it's also in hot water over possibly breaching our privacy laws. Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukain discusses her collaboration with Facebook. While the incredibly popular network

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

15 free Firefox add-ons that will transform your browsing experience

Firefox 3 was released just this June, and many Firefox fans believe the new version is clearly the best browser you can get. You can make it even better with free add-ons, which

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Preston Gralla