How Information Builders is leading York Regional Police into the 21st century

This might come as a shock to fans of Flash Point or CSI, but few police departments in real life can search a database of potential suspects whenever a crime is committed -

Published on: March 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Guardly provides Toronto with Neighbourhood Watch app

Toronto-based Guardly Corp.'s mobile safety solution is to be adopted by the Crime Prevention Association of Toronto (CPAT) in a bid to bring a modern technology aspect to the city-wide neighbourhood watch program,

Published on: November 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Compromise sought on government Internet surveillance

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is negotiating with the Conservative government on how to satisfy police desire for easier access to Internet subscriber information while maintaining proper judicial oversight, the Globe and Mail

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Study to probe how Canada’s emergency responders use technology

They're the first people we call in an emergency. But how is technology changing the way Canada's first responders answer our calls for help?The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is tackling thatquestion by

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Will the 2012 Olympics set new surveillance records?

Never in the history of the Olympics has there been a more publicized series of security blunders before the actual event. People on terrorism watch lists are waved through airport security, contractors unable to hire qualified

Published on: July 21st, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Entrepreneurs turn smartphones into guardian angels

For Deena Douara, fear was the catalyst for invention. Walking to her car late one night at a public transit stop, she was faced with travelling up a long ramp in the darkness.

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Challenging the status quo

By Francis Moran When trying to sell a new and innovative product, and a premium one at that, into a somewhat conservative market, there is often no greater competition than the status quo.

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Francis Moran

London calling for social media blackout?

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday he is considering a ban on social networking to help curb the riots that have rocked the country.Speaking to the nation's House of Commons, Cameron said

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin

Cameron must be off his chump to call for social media ban

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s threat of blocking social media sites and BlackBerry Messenger service in reaction to rioting in London and surrounding cities is pure folly. The logic of cutting off everyone’s

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Brian Jackson

LulzSec disbands, joins forces with Anonymous

The decision by computer hacking group LulzSec on Saturday to fold operations may be helping another online group, Anonymous, which stepped up attacks over the weekend. Members of LulzSec appear to have rallied

Published on: June 27th, 2011 James Niccolai and John Ribeiro

Police vs. Activists in collection of G20 digital record

Weeks after Toronto played host to the G20 summit, the protests and intense police presence are still reverberating through social media. Pictures and videos of burning police cruisers and protester pinned to the

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

What Microsoft can reveal to the police about you

I've got my hands on a copy of the leaked, confidential Microsoft "Global Criminal Compliance Handbook," which details for police and intelligence services exactly what information Microsoft collects about users of its online

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Preston Gralla

How Facebook fugitive lost his 15 minutes of fame … and freedom

Usually when convicts escape from prison, they go into hiding, maintain a low profile, and try to disappear from the public eye. Others, like Craig "Lazie" Lynch, cannot resist the tug of fame

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

Remote access software helps marketing exec recover stolen laptop

This is a true story about sex, computers, the Internet, spying, theft, intrigue, and the police--and it all began this past February when David Krop made the mistake of leaving his two laptop

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss