Encrypted messaging app aims to hide metadata

Researchers are working on an instant messaging application that will obscure metadata and other information generated through IM conversations between people. The prototype app being developed by the Invisible.im project will in effect

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Second NSA security tool found in RSA’s cryptography kit

Security provider RSA adopted a second code generator developed by the United States National Security Agency which effectively made it easier for hackers to defeat the company’s BSafe cryptography kit, according to a

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

News organizations are top data theft targets: Report

High-profile news organizations are the top targets of hackers working for or in support of governments, according to a report authored by a Canadian security researcher and a Google engineer. Journalists media organization

Published on: March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Obama’s call for NSA reform ‘incomplete’: Snowden

United States President Barack Obama’s calls for a reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program is a good start but is an “incomplete” measure, according to the person who originally

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

U.S. watchdog calls for end to NSA snooping program

A federal watchdog that advises the President of the United States on privacy matters said that the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk phone records is illegal and should be shut down. “The … bulk

Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Rob Ford tops Google’s 2013 zeitgeist in Canada

This year we witnessed the struggle for survival of a former Canadian tech giant, pitched battles for the telecom market, rampant meta data gathering and the spectre of government surveillance looming over our heads.

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

The need for big data ethics

Proponents of big data boast of the huge benefits that analyzing large data sets can bring to organizations. There’s no shortage in the hype about how insights gleaned from information can solve problems

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Warrantless access to user data proposed in France

In developments that appear to mirror the lawful access debate in Canada, legislators in France have introduced a bill that would allow government officials access to people’s online data without the need of

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Ontario privacy chief supports security oversight bill

What's the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) up to these days and should Canadians be worried about it? Ann Cavoukian, commissioner of the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario, wants to know. That’s

Published on: November 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano