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

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Policy, practice gap behind federal data breach

The disappearance of an Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) portable hard drive containing the personal information of 583,000 student loan recipients illustrates the critical need to put security and privacy policies into

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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

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Ontario privacy chief appointed Ryerson U director for privacy and big data

Ann Cavoukian, whose third term as Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner ends this July has accepted the post of executive director at Ryerson University’s new Institute of Privacy and Big Data. “Having advised

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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

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Researchers reverse engineer Dropbox

Cloud-based file hosting site Dropbox was recently reverse engineered by a software developers seeking to conduct security analysis on the platform. In their paper titled "Looking Inside the (Drop) box," Dhiru Kholia, a

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Advanced threat software to become $1.7B market: IDC

The increasing use of stealthy malware for highly targeted attacks will push the development of anti-advanced threat software into a market worth more than $1.7 billion by 2017, according to a recent report by

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Canadian business wants out of antispam regulations

Amendments proposed by some 13 business and technology organizations to Canada’s draft antispam regulations call for the government to allow the installation in computers of devices that can monitor user activities. A 34-page document sent

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WhatsApp violates privacy law, says Stoddart

WhatsApp, a widely used instant messaging mobile application similar to Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger, violates Canadian privacy laws and potentially puts user information in danger, according to Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart.A joint

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