How to monitor your business with mobile apps

If you have an office or a retail store, you may also have a security system that to alert you and the police in case of a break-in--or a webcam set up to

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Angela West

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

North Korea trains cyber warriors while Canada lags in Net security

North Korea is trying to boost its cyber war capability by sending its best programmers abroad for training in the latest hacking techniques, a defector from the country has told a security conference

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 John E. Dunn and Nestor E. Arellano

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

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