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Mozilla focuses on privacy as Firefox turns 10

A pre-installed search engine that doesn’t track user identity and online behaviour is among the technologies introduced by Mozilla to...

November 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Metadata needs protection, warns privacy commissioner

If CSOs and privacy officials have any doubts that metadata can be used to find personal information on an individual, a new paper from the...

November 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Privacy Act goes to committee

The second of the Harper government's pieces of digital legislation has been steadily going through the Senate, but it may now...

October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Sleeping through the Alarm – What Breaches Should be Telling Us, and Why the Message is Missed

The disconnect is real. Alarm bells are ringing but who is listening? "As cyber-attacks and security threats become increasingly sophisticated...

October 14th, 2014 IT World Canada Team

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This Toronto-based company takes data encryption to new heights– Goodbye hackers

The standard information security mantra is to protect sensitive data where it resides, but I say that with the number...

October 10th, 2014 Michael Ball

Machine to machine solutions, including telematics in vehicles, are expected to grow significantly

Privacy and the Internet of Things: Practical or paranoia?

The promise of connected homes, cars, wearables and every day conveniences is growing rapidly. Established companies like Cisco Systems Inc., Telus...

September 22nd, 2014 Mark Burdon

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Are most Canadian companies willing to “roll the dice” on data breaches?

We roll our eyes when news reports reveal another data breach, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised: A privacy lawyer...

September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Many mobile apps still ask for unexplained access to device data

Too many mobile apps are collecting private subscriber data without explaining why they need it, according to a study by...

September 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Global agreeement on surveillance needed, says Hillary Clinton

Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called for an international agreement on the amount of information governments are collecting...

September 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon