Startup TO: Why should you care about startups?

by Ashley Huffman If you’ve never worked in a startup company, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be in one. The way it’s portrayed in the media is fairly chaotic and

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

Passing the buck on mobile privacy

Users of mobile apps need more information about the ways those apps use their personal information, a group of experts agreed Thursday, but they didn't agree on who is most responsible for protecting

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Gross

Canadians hit by bogus Microsoft Help calls

Microsoft Canada yesterday warned that massive numbers of Canadians are being targeted by scammers purporting to offer “Microsoft help” for non-existent computer problems.The software company said no less than one in three individuals

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

PIPA and the Alberta IT firm

by Stuart Crawford Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) of 2009 is nothing like the Protect IP Act (PIPA) that folks in theUnited States railed against in January 2012.   Some may recall

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

5 awesome but little-known LinkedIn features

If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools to browse job listings, connect with colleagues, ask questions, join

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Kristin Burnham

Ontario government upgrades to slightly less obsolete browser

Ontario’s public service workers will soon be working with Web technology that is slightly less obsolete with an upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. A memo from the Ontario Public

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Is your MSP helping business with PCI compliance?

by Stuart Crawford Keeping customer information secure has always been a necessity. Not long ago, customer information got locked away in a file cabinet somewhere to which only a select few had a

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

New app screens Facebook apps for privacy threats

When someone plays Zynga's Words with Friends on Facebook they obviously expect to share that experience with whichever Facebook contact they play against. However, by authorizing Words with Friends--or other Facebook apps--users might

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Tony Bradley

Tech groups want cyber threat information-sharing bill

Several technology trade groups are pushing the U.S. Congress to pass a controversial cyber threat information-sharing bill, despite ongoing privacy concerns voiced by digital rights and civil liberties groups. The U.S. House of

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Grant Gross

Startup news round-up: April 20, 2012

Mobile sex, well at least exchanging sexually suggestive messages on our smartphones, is a favourite past time it seems. It’s called sexting.Text dirty to me The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned

Published on: April 20th, 2012 ITBusiness 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

Anonymizer Universal shields Web content from targeting

When you browse the Web, you are constantly being tracked. It's not personal: It's marketing. Web site owners and ad networks want to learn as much as they can about you, so they

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

How not to spam Twitter

Twitter served notice to spammers earlier this month that it's beefing up its anti-spam measures, and it has filed a lawsuit against five "aggressive tool providers and spammers" to keep its feeds clean.

Published on: April 13th, 2012 Angela West