Wednesday, March 03, 2010Perfect authentication remains elusive Users pick easy-to-crack passwords like the name of a dog or a favourite movie, but multi-factor authentication may end the insanity
Wednesday, March 03, 2010Narus develops a scary sleuth for social media The company's Hone technology works with NarusInsight to connect different profiles to one person. Narus plans to hype the technology, which is geared toward tracking anonymous criminals on the Internet, later this week at the RSA conference in San Francisco
Tuesday, March 02, 2010US Defense Department OKs social networking The U.S. Department of Defense has approved access to social-networking sites from its network. Military troops and other DoD workers can now use Facebook and Twitter, following bans in some branches.
Monday, March 01, 2010Social nets spring into action after Chile quake Twitter, Facebook, Google and others mobilize to track damage and locate survivors. But scam artists are taking advantage of the world's concern, too. Plus, a Toronto woman searches for information about Chilean relatives through Google's Person Finder
Friday, February 26, 2010Users lament state of Ethernet "The biggest, baddest switch you can buy today is still too small -- woefully too small," says an engineer at Facebook, which has warehouse-sized data centres. What the company wants is Instead it has to settle for 100G Ethernet now. Find out why it has to settle for 10G.
Thursday, February 18, 2010OPINION: Outlook harnesses social collaboration No longer just an e-mail client, Microsoft wants it to be your social hub. Through social connectors, busy business professionals can stay in touch and manage all their social networks
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Facebook hit with class action over privacy changes A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook over changes that the social networking site made to its privacy settings last November and December. Recent modifications result in more information being shared by default, complaint alleges.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Salesforce.com launches private beta for Chatter The on-demand CRM vendor's push into social collaboration takes aim at IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft SharePoint. Chatter has profiles, status updates, document sharing, and integration with Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Social networking unveils tacit knowledge: PwC Tacit knowledge is the most valuable distributed database in organizations and social networking provides new ways of unlocking it, said PricewaterhouseCoopers. A Richard Ivey prof and former Microsoft SharePoint expert weigh in on how to share knowledge that's hard to communicate
Wednesday, February 10, 2010Facebook rebuts opponents of Beacon settlement The social networking firm said its offer to spend $9.5 million on a privacy foundation is adequate. The Public Citizen group has asked a U.S. court to reject the settlement of a lawsuit over Facebook’s Beacon service
Monday, February 08, 2010Google to get social, report says Google will tweak its Gmail offering to allow users to post status updates, but can they make a serious impact on Facebook and Twitter?
Wednesday, February 03, 2010Facebook sees need for Terabit Ethernet An engineer from the popular social networking firm spoke at the Ethernet Alliance’s Technology Exploration Forum. Facebook uses multiple servers per data centre, but with the 100 Gbps standard in the works, the company can’t find switches with enough 10 Gig ports
Monday, January 25, 2010CATA puts innovation debate on LinkedIn, Facebook The Ottawa-based Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance is reaching out to the general public on social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to start a discussion on Canada’s state of innovation. The Council of Canadian Academies said businesses have as much a role to play as the government
Tuesday, January 12, 2010Social media data not yet useful for analytics A new survey by Kognitio reveals businesses don’t yet find much intelligence in the data that social media tools produce. The reasons business intelligence experts don’t care much for Twitter and Facebook
Wednesday, December 30, 2009Forecast 2010: 11 daring predictions for 2010 We asked six IT industry observers to offer their predictions for 2010 and to speculate on who will be the winners and losers in the coming year. Here are their thought-provoking responses.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Adobe will be top target for hackers in 2010: McAfee Now that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has tightened the security of Windows and its Office software, miscreants are using other software such as Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) Acrobat to hack into systems. McAfee (NYSE:MFE) also predicts more sophisticated social networking attacks and targeting of HTML 5
Tuesday, December 29, 2009YEAR IN REVIEW: August 2009 August brought the Nortel debates into Canadian parliament, Canadian privacy law received worldwide attention during negotiations with Facebook, a Texas federal court ordered Microsoft to stop selling editions of Word and Office containing customer XML, and more
Monday, December 21, 2009You can be a virtual Socialite The Socialite app consolidates your social networks so you can kick back with social media instead of virtually huffing and puffing to keep up
Wednesday, December 16, 2009Globalive Wireless goes live Toronto now has a fourth facilities-based cell phone carrier, with unlimited data plans, no contracts and voice plans starting at $15 a month. Find out what devices are available
Monday, December 07, 2009Google announces real-time search results A new real-time search feature from Google will access Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Plus, Google provides new ways to search from smartphones via sight, sound and location.
Thursday, December 03, 2009Lawsuit seeks info on surveillance of social networking sites The Electronic Frontier Foundation and UC Berkeley's Samuelson Clinic file a lawsuit against six U.S. government agencies, seeking information on their use of social networking sites for data collection and surveillance.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009Open-Xchange integrates Facebook, Twitter with e-mail The open-source collaboration software is designed to help you juggle messages from different social networking sites
Thursday, October 29, 2009Massive bot attack spoofs Facebook password messages 'Bredolab' Trojan rides fake reset messages, reaches at least 735,000 users