Canadian “conflict management” institute could prevent costly litigation

It might sound strange that a commercial lawyer wants companies to spend less on legal fees – but that’s exactly what Paul LaBarge hopes to accomplish by starting the Canadian Institute for Conflict

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Teacher’s living nightmare could have been avoided with some IT smarts

Since I posted my screed last week about Julie Amero, the Connecticut middle school teacher who almost did hard time because a computer in her classroom was infected with malware, I heard from

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Google makes waves with floating data centre

Google, which has been building out its data center inventory for the past few years, is literally floating its latest idea for the location of such facilities at the U.S. Patent Office. The

Published on: September 18th, 2008 John Fontana

Anti-trust expert hired to probe Google/Yahoo deal

The U.S. Department of Justice has hired a high-profile antitrust attorney to help it review, and possibly challenge, Yahoo's agreement to outsource part of its search advertising business to Google, The Wall Street

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

Flower shop employee fired for death threat delivered through her e-mail account

An employee of 1-800-Flowers.com has been fired after an e-mailed death threat was linked to her account.The crudely worded e-mail was sent Sunday to Paul "PZ" Myers, an associate professor of biology at

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

SF cyber attack a wake up call for Canadian IT managers

A cyber attack that virtually hijacked the controls of more than 60 per cent of San Francisco's municipal network should serve as a wake up call for IT managers in Canadian government jurisdictions,

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Chip maker goes to court to prevent smart cards flaws being made public

A semiconductor company is suing a Dutch university to keep its researchers from publishing information about security flaws in the RFID chips used in up to 2 billion smart cards. p>The cards are

Published on: July 14th, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Call to end laptop seizures could benefit Canadian travelers

Canadian business travelers to the U.S. might not have to deal for with hassle of have their laptops searched by American border guards if a lobby by a digital rights group and an

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Grant Gross

Call to end routine laptop searches may benefit Canadian travelers

Canadian business travelers to the U.S. might not have the hassle of having their laptops searched by American border guards if lobbying by a digital rights group and an association of corporate travelers

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Grant Gross

Canadian groups oppose government move towards “US-style” digital copyright laws

A broad alliance of Canadian consumer advocacy groups is deeply concerned the Feds may be poised to introduce legislation that mirrors U.S. digital copyright laws, which severely limit consumer rights.Coalition members include the

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Strategies to secure your IP when bankruptcy looms

For many technology companies, intellectual properties (IP) are vital business assets which often transcend the value of the firm's other material possessions. An organization's IP impacts business strategy and often establishes the company's

Published on: May 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

E-Discovery lapse could decimate a small business, experts say

While newspapers highlight stories of large corporations embroiled in legal disasters for failing to provide courts crucial digital evidence, technology experts and attorneys say small organizations are no less vulnerable to electronic discovery

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Oracle alleges its software stolen with knowledge of SAP executives

Oracle plans to expand its lawsuit against SAP to include charges that its TomorrowNow subsidiary stole software applications from Oracle, and that it did so with the knowledge of SAP executives, according to

Published on: April 21st, 2008 James Niccolai