Execs break their own rules when it comes to mobile policy

As awareness of the security risks around corporate mobile devices grow, the number of Canadian companies employing mobile device management (MDM) tools has jumped. However, a recent survey indicates that the leading violators

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

iPhone, iPad users sue Apple

An iPhone user and an iPad user have sued Apple over its location tracking database on their devices. The federal class action suit alleges that Apple's tracking violates the U.S. Computer Fraud and

Published on: April 27th, 2011 John Cox

Privacy by Design comes to power: Protecting personal information in the Smart Grid

 The current electrical grid is seen by some as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century.  But it is increasingly out of date and overburdened.  Efforts to modernize the grid – making

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Facebook suspends controversial data mining feature – for now

Well at least this time they didn’t wait to get rapped on the knuckles by Canadian privacy and security officials. Faced with strong criticism over a feature that allows application developers and third

Published on: January 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross

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

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

How IT pros can avoid legal gotchas

As an IT pro, you could get in legal trouble without even realizing it. You may be liable for civil damages, criminal fines, and/or jail time if, while doing your job, you intentionally

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Peter S. Vogel

Targeted malware attacks increase around G8 and G20 summits

Most well-publicized events have accompanying spam runs, like the death of a famous person or large sporting events. Most of you will have seen a news-related e-mail at some point that turned out

Published on: June 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google Street View snatch included passwords, e-mail

Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street Viewcars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).The Commission launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer

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