Canada Revenue: 900 SIN numbers gone due to Heartbleed

There’s good news/bad news about the Heartbleed vulnerability. The good news is the Canada Revenue Agency says as of Sunday it had patched all systems it thinks would have been open for exploitation by

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa orders sites vulnerable to Heartbleed shut

Saying it is acting out of caution, the federal government is disabling all public Web sites that are running unpatched versions of the damaged OpenSSL software. The decision was made late Thursday, two

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Harper privacy amendments make things worse, says critic

The Harper government is touting its proposed Digital Privacy Act for offering new protections to Canadians surfing the Internet, shopping online and making it mandatory for organizations covered under the law to report

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hunt on for Heartbleed vulnerability

Revenue Canada's IT staffers continue to plow through the department's servers to see if any personal information or passwords have been accessed after the discovery of the OpenSSL cryptographic vulnerability. The department said people

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Revenue agency shuts down site over security concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its Web site siting security concerns. More than 6.7 million taxpayers

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Critics complain Ottawa could have gone further with digital policy

The Harper government's new digital policy has received mixed reviews from some industry observers who hoped Ottawa would be daring in its vision for the country. In particular there was criticism that the government

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Do Canadian telecom, data protection laws hinder U.S. exports?

Along with tariffs, the Softwood Lumber Agreement, restrictions on United States grain exports and other issues, the U.S. has cited Canada’s telecommunications and data protection policies as trade barriers. In its annual Foreign

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Data breaches in federal departments soar in 10 months

Here's another sign of how bad network security is in the national capital: The federal government suffered more data breaches in the last 10 months than it has the the last 10 years,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Complaints as Telus makes Public Mobile subscribers switch

Public Mobile gambled in 2008 when it bought slices of spectrum in Ontario and Quebec few wanted because there weren't many cellphones that could use the frequencies. But while the startup carrier found

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon