CSEC’s airport tracking in support of ‘lawful access’ erodes trust of Canadians

With an estimated 300 spy agency requests for help with domestic investigations, responsibility for sharing data with the "Five Eyes" foreign intelligence network and an oversight mechanism that has been called "flimsy at

Published on: January 31st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Bell defends ‘Relevant Ads’ program as necessary to compete with Facebook, Google

Bell Canada isn't backing down from its practice of collecting user data for the purposes of targeted advertising in the face of an application made to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC)

Published on: January 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What if Google entered the social CRM market?

Earlier this month Google took the next step between deeper integration of its Google+ social network and its widely-used Gmail web-mail service. It announced it is rolling out an update that allowed any

Published on: January 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Millions of Target customers should expect a surprise in their inboxes

What was already a catastrophically large security breach became ridiculously monumental today as Target notified the public that an additional 30 million customers have been added to the previous total of 40 million

Published on: January 10th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

How to opt out of getting emails from any Google+ user

If you think your inbox is crammed now, just wait until Google rolls out a new feature that will allow any Google+ user to e-mail another Google+ user. Google is further integrating its

Published on: January 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Why your data is safer in the cloud: Protecting your digital assets across borders

It’s a common misconception that storing your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as keeping it in-house, especially if the cloud service provider is outside your home country. While navigating the complex

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Major tech brands form coalition in response to PRISM leaks

In the wake of government surveillance programs leaked by National Securities Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, major tech industry firms are forming a coalition and calling on governments worldwide - starting with the

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Michael Geist on how the ‘Snowden fallout’ impacts business

The world is still reeling after National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents to The Guardian newspaper. Those documents detailed the level of surveillance the NSA is engaging in on

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Live stream – Technicity 2013: Focus on cybersecurity

Watch here live now: for our all-day conference live video feed and follow along on Twitter at #Technicity2013. You can check the agenda here. Join the conversation on Twitter: Tweets about "#Technicity2013" // As

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Twitter adds ability to receive DMs from everyone

Twitter is now more like e-mail. Users can choose to allow people they do not follow to send them a direct message. Previously, Twitter users had to follow each other in order to

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How much fun could an IT security conference be, anyway?

In many ways, attending Toronto's biggest hacker conference is like drinking from a fire hose. At any point in time you have 6 seminars of which at least half are of particular interest.

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Are online banking apps, mobile ransomware a match made in cybercrime heaven?

In a recent report, antivirus software maker McAfee (now safely in Intel's hands and no longer related to notorious troublemaker/troubadour John McAfee) reports a vast increase in the number of unique instances of

Published on: August 22nd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startups and corporations move to change the privacy and security landscape

When Apple Inc. announced it had a security breach at its developer portal last week, it issued this statement: “An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Candice So