Ontario privacy czar sees danger in emerging tech

Embedding privacy measures into emerging technologies such as biometrics, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and CCTV surveillance cameras might be the only solution if Canadians want to avoid 1984, according to Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann

Published on: September 28th, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

How much is your data worth?

I recently was asked the value of my laptop. I estimated $2 million. When asked how that could be, I said, "Forget the laptop; that's what the data is worth."With security on everyone's

Published on: September 22nd, 2003 Michael Gartenberg

IBM, Philips work on broadband content delivery

IBM Corp. intends to develop a demonstration platform for delivering secure digital broadband content to home users in partnership with the Telematics Institute and the Philips Research division of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV,

Published on: September 12th, 2002 Laura Rohde

Briefs

It's time to take a pictureCasio Inc. announced it will release two new watches this month, both with the capability to do more than just tell time. The wrist watches will feature built-in

Published on: September 20th, 2001 No Author

Big guns take aim at digital copyright management

Backed by some of the biggest names in the online entertainment industry, RealNetworks Inc. on Wednesday announced the formation of the XMCL (Extensible Media Commerce Language) Initiative. The company said the initiative would

Published on: June 21st, 2001 Sumner Lemon

Will subscription service kill Napster?

Napster Inc., the free music-sharing service, may soon ask you for a credit card to join. Napster has announced plans to move to a membership-based service as soon as possible. Although the word

Published on: February 19th, 2001 Cameron Crouch