No deal with Indian authorities – RIM

Research In Motion has not agreed to turn over corporate data sent to and from BlackBerry devices to the Indian government, contrary to reports that surfaced on Wednesday, RIM said. "RIM has once

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Dell trumps Apple on green report card

An environmental watchdog group has issued a new report card, giving Dell props for executing a program under which customers can easily return old gear for recycling by the manufacturer. Apple, which often

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Mark Sullivan

A challenge to health IT professionals – patient privacy is in your hands

 Earlier this year, a health care professional did something seemingly well-intentioned: she placed a USB key into her purse as she left the office, planning to do some further work at home.  As

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Facebook claims ‘misrepresentation’ behind Canadian privacy probe

Despite its release of new controls for users, Facebook's continuing saga of security and privacy gaffs persists in shining a spotlight on social media security challenges.It was about two years ago that Canada's

Published on: October 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook ‘Like’ button now under probe

Facebook received welcome news that the Canadian Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the social network addressed privacy complaints lodged against it two years ago, but the social networking site is not yet entirely off

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canada's new privacy bill lacks teeth

  A new bill known as the Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act, currently passing through Parliamentary approvals, is set to extend Canada’s existing privacy legislation.  The bill will force organizations to both report

Published on: August 31st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Threats of BlackBerry ban a wake up call for business travelers

Whether government officials and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) executives are able to avert possible restrictions on BlackBerry use in the Middle East and Southeast Asia or not, the threat of a ban

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Not yet too late for Ontario, BC SMBs to become HST compliant

  Despite a long government campaign to get taxpayers onboard with the HST which came into effect this July 1st, a majority of small businesses in Ontario and British Columbia are opposed to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Facebook Strengthens User Privacy Controls

In recent times, social networking giant Facebook has found itself in the spotlight again, and under the gun regarding its complex privacy settings. Last month Facebook responded to growing user discontent with the

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

The Toronto G8/G20 Summits:

 How Simple Security Communication Blunders Can Negatively Impact Public Opinion Apparently Toronto drew the short straw. It’s our turn to host the distinguished G8 and G20 summits this year and Canada is certainly

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

G8 and G20 must address online privacy

-It’s the least we can expect for our billion-dollar investment It's hard to imagine governments acting in citizens' social media privacy best interests when they themselves often seem so inept in terms of

Published on: June 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Trio faces charges for alleged $100 million scareware scam

Three men are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly raking in more than US$100 million while running an illegal "scareware" business that tricked victims into installing bogus software.Two of the men, Bjorn Sundin

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Robert McMillan and Brian Jackson