Six in 10 Canadians would surrender online privacy to “foil terrorist plots,” survey finds

Only a small sliver of Canadians are concerned with keeping their data private, especially in the name of safety and anti-terrorism efforts, according to a survey released yesterday by the Canadian Internet Registration

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Save your business from inefficiency with RescueTime

Here's a question most of us can probably answer, at least approximately: How many hours do you spend in front of your computer every week? But here's a trickier one: How much of

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Erez Zukerman

Is a Canadian opt-out tool for behavioural ads coming?

Canadian consumers may soon gain a tool that will enable them to opt-out of pesky online behavioural advertising. The Canadian Press today reported that IAB Canada, the not-for-profit industry asocial of the Canadian

Published on: May 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

What Google’s ‘Do Not Track’ move means

As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights this week and readied new online privacy legislation for Congress to consider, Google decided on Thursday to get behind “Do Not Track” technology

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Obama and Canadian Internet privacy rules share common weaknesses

 by Nestor E. Arellano United States President Barak Obama created quite a stir yesterday when he unveiled a proposed framework for an Internet Bill of Rights designed to protect consumers’ privacy online.

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Google in hot water for tracking of Safari users

Google's alleged circumvention of do-not-track controls on Apple's Safari browser could lead to big fines from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if the agency determines Google has violated a privacy settlement the company

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Grant Gross

Is Vic Toews against freedom?

By Brian Jackson It’s hard to imagine what points Public Safety Minister Vic Toews thinks he is scoring when he describes those concerned about the implications of increased government Internet surveillance as supporting

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Privacy vs. economy

As data breaches and reports of mobile devices tracking users continue to plague consumers, let's look back a couple of years ago when this issue was explored during the Toronto Tech Week.Marketing and

Published on: October 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Users can block online tracking with IE9

The next version of Internet Explorer will let users turn on "tracking protection," a new mechanism that will block specified third-party sites from tracking users, Microsoft said. The announcement comes just as the

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

E-coupons used to tracked spending habits

The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Online ‘ad-stalking’ getting out of hand

Tired of getting tracked as you browse the Web, and being stalked by the same ad following you from site to site? Maybe it's time to heed the calls for a "Do-Not-Track" list,

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Preston Gralla

Are Buzz, Facebook and Twitter creating ‘social insecurity’?

An insurance expert told the Britain's Telegraph newspaper that using location-centric mobile social services like Google Buzz, Twitter , Facebook and Foursquare could raise your home insurance premiums, or even result in the

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mike Elgan