Rogers, Telus insist on warrants for subscriber information

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled last month that police needed a search warrant to get basic subscriber information from Internet providers, it seemed clear that if law enforcement agencies only had

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How unlimited is NSA spying?

Good news -- there's honour among spies. That's the word from a Washington Post report which says the U.S. National Security Agency has permission to  do electronic spying on every country except its partners in

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Experts worry governments may cripple the Internet over time

It isn't easy to look ahead -- hindsight is always 20-20 goes an accurate saying. So when a group of Internet experts were asked recently by the Pew Research Center for the Future of

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Increasing ethics training is the answer to cyberthreats

Over 90 per cent of networks are compromised and this can happen in less than 20 minutes when exposed to the Internet. Mobile is the focal point of this trend. With embedded computing,

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

An informative privacy Twitterchat

Our sister news site,, held a topical Twitterchat yesterday on privacy, which came on the eve of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), parts of which come into effect on July 1. If

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How unprepared is business for CASL?

History repeats itself, some have said. A fears about the private sector being unprepared for the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL)  a perfect example? University of Ottawa Internet law professor Michael Geist thinks so.

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Exit interview: Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian

In the 15 years that Ann Cavoukian has been the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, the very definition of privacy itself has evolved with the digital age. Cavoukian is the first commissioner to

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Prying secrets from encrypted traffic may not be so hard

Many IT security experts say encrypting data is the only way enterprises can be assured data is protected on premise or in the cloud. But an academic paper says that under certain circumstances

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ontario privacy czar calls for more government accountability

The federal government and the country's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), must do more to answer questions about the information they are collecting on Canadians in the digital realm and

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson