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

Your iPhone is tracking you – researchers

A pair of researchers have found that Apple iPhones and iPads track users' locations and store the data in an unencrypted file on the devices and on owners' computers.The data, which appears to

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Winning digital liberty in the workplace

Privacy may be dead, but that doesn't mean you have to enjoy having your every electronic move tracked by your nosy manager. If you use a company-supplied PC on a corporate network, and

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

Strike a fair balance when monitoring employee PCs

 Do you know what your employees are doing on the Web? At a minimum, they're probably goofing off watching YouTube videos. At worst, they could be steering your company toward financial ruin. In

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

RIM tries to head off Blackberry ban, makes India an offer

Research In Motion has offered to lead an industry forum in India focused on supporting the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving the legitimate information security needs of corporations and

Published on: August 27th, 2010 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

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

More companies roping in IT to spy on workers

It's 9:00 in the morning, or 3:00 in the afternoon, or even 10:00 at night. Do you know what your users are up to?More than ever, IT managers can answer "Oh, yes" to

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Tam Harbert

Give Google a break

Yesterday’s revelation that Google’s StreetView cars collected more than just anonymized pictures of buildings and cars (and some comical situations) came as a surprise to many, including regulatory bodies in a number of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

UK pushes kill switch on biometric passports, national ID cards

The U.K.'s new coalition government plans to cancel the national ID card program, calling it part of a "substantial erosion of civil liberties" that took place under the former Labour government.Following an election

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

New Big Brother like service monitors employee use of social sites

A new service that monitors workers' use of social networks may keep employees alert to the dangers of posting confidential corporate data, but it will likely also make them feel as though the

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Social media sites being used for undercover investigations

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing how law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are gathering information from social networking sites for their investigations. The documents were obtained

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

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

TTC tests video encryption tech that stops Big Brother from peeping

Karl Martin isn't abashed to show off surveillance camera footage of himself sauntering through an underground Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) corridor. The president of newly-minted Toronto firm KMKP Engineering is twinned on side-by-side

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson