How Dutch bureaucrats created a national intranet

A number of governments around the world -- including various levels in Canada -- are embracing open data, filling up Web sites with links to hundreds of datasets that, hopefully, can be repurposed.

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to accept rural broadband funding projects in the fall

The Harper government is gearing up to accept proposals from Internet service providers wanting access to $305 million of federal funding to bring high speed Internet capability to 280,000 Canadian households that are still on dial-up

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers, Telus insist on warrants for subscriber information

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last month that police needed a search warrant to get basic subscriber information from Internet providers, it seemed clear that if law enforcement agencies only had

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

A tool for Canadian SME’s in their battle to improve cyber-security

According to Industry Canada’s 2012 analysis of small and medium enterprises in Canada, over 7.7 million employees, or 69.7 percent of the total private labour force, worked for small businesses; 2.2 million employees,

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

Quebecor still lets analysts speculate on wireless

Speculation is one of the great freedoms reporters engage in, marshaling a fact here and a fact there to signal to readers what might be coming. We're not the only ones who do

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How unlimited is NSA spying?

Good news -- there's honour among spies. That's the word from a Washington Post report which says the U.S. National Security Agency has permission to  do electronic spying on every country except its partners in

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

CASL reaction: So far, so good

As I write this it's the third day that Canada's new anti-spam legislation (CASL) has been in place, and there are no reports of enterprises -- or SMB's -- going out of business.

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIRA should compete to operate dot-ca domain, says complaint

A Toronto Web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services. Mark Jeftovic, the CEO of easyDNS Technologies Inc. has written

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Answers to your CASL questions

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano