Hacker claims to have infiltrated Internet surveillance provider

Gamma Group, a controversial Munich-based supplier of the FinFisher/FinSpy Internet surveillance software to governments and law enforcement agencies has been reportedly hacked, with some of its source code and files posted online. The German

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Experimental malware uses inaudible sound to transmit data

If you think that not being connected to a network will keep you safe from surveillance, think again. Two German researchers recently developed a malware that can covertly transmit data between laptops using

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

B.C. social mapping firm helps find security leaks

It’s been less than two month since the launch of echoSEC, but the Victoria, B.C.-based social network mapping company says it is already receiving calls from security organizations around world interested in its

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Tech companies, civil liberties groups pressure U.S. government over surveillance

Tech giants and civil liberties groups want the U.S. government to relax the secrecy surrounding its requests for user information. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook and Reddit are among the technology companies that are signatories

Published on: July 18th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Prof warns of arms race on the Web

 As speculation mounts that executives from Google Inc. are talking about leaving China over hacking allegations and censorship, some Canadian experts are concerned Internet freedom may be taking a back seat to security.

Published on: March 16th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Lawsuit seeks info on surveillance of social networking sites

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the University of California, Berkeley's Samuelson Clinic have filed a lawsuit (PDF document) against six government agencies, seeking information on their use of social networking sites for data collection

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

RIM says UAE carrier’s Blackberry update is spyware

A Blackberry firmware update pushed out to subscribers of United Arab Emirates carrier Etisalat contained spyware, Research in Motion confirmed Tuesday.More from ITWorld Canada - Analysts see alarming development in mobile malwareAbout a week

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Robert McMillan

March Networks walks into red again

Ottawa’s March Networks has posted another annual $6.5 million loss, in part because of slumping world spending. But the manufacturer of digital video surveillance systems sees tentative signs of a recovery that could

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Howard Solomon

How Cisco combines wireless, video and security

Wireless networks have caused security concerns for some time, but executives from Cisco Systems Inc. say when used properly they can actually improve security. At its Networkers Conference last week in Toronto, Cisco

Published on: May 24th, 2009 Greg Meckbach