How to do a digital disappearing trick

In a world where we share more information online than ever before, it might seem impossible to disappear completely. But Frank Ahearn can help. A professional skip tracer for many years, he tracked

Published on: May 4th, 2011 Joan Goodchild

Video Rewind: Facebook wades deeper into group buying fray with ‘Social Deals’

It seems that every brand name with a large Web audience is launching its own group deals service, and now Facebook is no deal with the launch of Social Deals.The world's largest social

Published on: April 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Privacy watch dog ‘Likes’ new Facebook security features

Facebook got a nod from Ontario's privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian yesterday when the social media site announced the roll out of several new security features aimed at preventing online bullying and making the

Published on: April 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Small firms’ IT less complex, less risky than larger firms: study

Canadian small businesses are more satisfied with their IT departments, but less likely to adopt new technologies than their larger counterparts, according to a global study on IT governance conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Companies

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Twitter comes of age but still has room to grow

  By Gadjo Sevilla The staff has written a great  piece on  "5 memorable Twitter moments as service turns five," as well as produced a neat video rewind to celebrate Twitter's 5th  birthday.

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Video Rewind: Happy Birthday Twitter

Twitter, everyone's favourite way to share 140-character messages at a time, turned five yesterday.The site is seeing phenomenal growth lately (perhaps partly thanks to Charlie Sheen creating an account as he loses his

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Sprouter prunes Twitter-style messages, grows Q&A feature

Sprouter, the social network for entrepreneurs, launched a redesign to its site yesterday to make its service less like Twitter and more like Quora. The Toronto-based site that offers free online collaboration to

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook Deals comes to Canada, beta features 11 retail partners

A beta program of Facebook Deals is now live in Canada and features discount offers from 11 different retail partners, according to the social network's Canadian headquarters.Deals is an extension of Facebook Places,

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook makes $2 billion in 2010, glitch reveals new features

Not long after being criticized for not knowing how to make money, Facebook is looking to reel in more than $2 billion in sales in 2010.Financial news site Bloomberg reported Thursday that the

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

MasterCard, PayPal reap botnet payback siege for shunning WikiLeaks

PayPal's website was hit late Wednesday by two botnets as online activists continued their Web attacks on companies that have severed their relationships with WikiLeaks. The activists have recruited volunteers, who have banded

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Firesheep protection for Facebook, Twitter users

Security experts today suggested ways Firefox users can protect themselves against Firesheep, the new browser add-on that lets amateurs hijack users' access to Facebook, Twitter and other popular services.Firesheep adds a sidebar to

Published on: October 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Facebook applications’ data leak adds to privacy woes

Facebook's latest privacy blunder is just the latest in a long line of SNAFUs for the world's largest social network. Here are some of the social network's greatest privacy faux pas. In the

Published on: October 19th, 2010 John P. Mello Jr.

Facebook’s new groups feature raises concerns

This week's overhaul of Facebook groups quickly led to an outcry over the way the service works, but the bigger lesson may be simply this: Be careful who you befriend.The problems started on

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan

MingleStick aims to kill business cards

When I first received a press release about the MingleStick earlier this month, I was incredulous about the technology’s appeal – “This is dumb,” my internal dialogue began. “Who would ever use this?”

Published on: October 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson