Instagram debacle shows the user agreement process needs fixing

At the end of 2012 Instagram, the online image-sharing company recently acquired by Facebook, announced new changes to their Privacy and Terms of Service policies that caused tremendous backlash from the public and

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Video Rewind: Use iTunes with non-iPod devices

As we reported today, the Canadian Private Copying Collective is seeking a new levy on microSD memory cards imported to Canada.The collective has a mandate to collect levies charged on media used to

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

No one right path to commercialization, experts say

Toronto biotech startup ArcticDx has spent eight years working on technology to measure an individual's risk of developing colorectal carcinoma, but still hasn't commercialized it. Meanwhile, by taking a slightly different approach, the

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Small iOS developers face patent dispute

A David vs. Goliath battle has emerged in a patent dispute between small independent iOS application developers and a Texas-based patent holding company called Lodsys. Many of the small developers are hoping for

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Websense offers ‘middle-of-the-road’ security

Security firm Websense has recently rebranded its year-old Triton product to include software-as-a-service features and says the tool now focuses on content security. Websense says it combines on-premise email and Web security on

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Anti-piracy group’s study ‘shockingly misleading’, says expert

A report by an anti-piracy group that claims potential improved economic conditions if software piracy were stamped out may actually show the effects of increased spending in the IT industry, according to critics.The

Published on: September 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

Saskatchewan cancels RFID licences while Ontario looks for off-switch

While Ontario's Privacy Commissioner is seeking to include an off-switch on the enhanced driver's licence (EDL) being rolled out in June, Saskatchewan has opted to scrap their project completely.The EDL is being deployed

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Small Canadian firms, school division fork out $270,000 in “piracy” damages

Five Canadian organizations – four small businesses and a school division – have paid $270,091 in damages after investigations found unlicensed software installed on their computers, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) says.The five

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson