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U.S. Senate committee passes bill to facilitate better negotiations on content use

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee voted for a bill that would allow news organizations to team up to negotiate higher revenues with Google and Facebook.

Hackers compromise Microsoft Exchange servers to deploy malicious OAuth apps

Microsoft has confirmed the breach that allowed a threat actor to gain access to cloud tenants hosting Microsoft Exchange servers.

Rural American communities with limited or no broadband now have better access

Rural and Native American communities, which have traditionally had lower mobile and broadband connectivity than urban areas, are now benefiting from U.S. federal funds being spent on new black fiber-optic cables to address their plight, which will provide service to at least 4,500 homes, businesses, and institutions over the next five years.

Meta sued for tracking iPhone users despite Apple’s privacy policy

Meta will face a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing it of tracking and collecting personal information from iPhone users and violating Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT), which requires apps to obtain users’ consent before they can be tracked across apps and websites of other companies.

Facebook whistleblower sets up NGO to tackle social media harms 

Frances Haugen, a former product manager and Facebook whistleblower is launching a nonprofit organization called Beyond the Screen to develop answers to the dangers posed by social media.

Hackers stole about 10 million Australian customer data from Optus

Optus, an Australian telecommunications company owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., said an elaborate hack had stolen personal information from up to 10 million customers, but no corporate customers were affected.

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Understanding Current Cybersecurity Challenges in Law: Legal Considerations for Artificial Intelligence and Technological Development (Article 6)

With strong competition among countries around the world to become cutting edge leaders in AI, artificial intelligence has been a driving force of innovation...

9 Must-Take Actions as Recession Fears Loom

Even as recession indicators sound the alarm, financial analysts and even central banks remain split on the likelihood of a recession. In July, Scotiabank...

Fighting the cyber war: how secure is your enterprise?

Most Canadian companies that are victims of cyber incidents lack even basic recommended security measures. Fortunately, there are achievable steps to take that greatly improve an organization’s cyber security posture.

Cybercrime is on the rise, here’s how to fight it

For as long as there has been an internet, there has been cybercrime. Over the past three decades, the two have been playing a...

Digital transformation applications (Article 3)

What business applications offer significant benefits when implementing digital transformation? This article explores those application opportunities. The previous article in this series described systems and...

Leading the next wave of innovation by attracting and developing Agents of Transformation

Organizations in all sectors are urgently looking to ramp up their digital transformation programs to drive competitive advantage as the world emerges from the...

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing September 20, 2022 – Zoho’s new office; Walmart rolls out AI solution...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Soft skills are vital for women to succeed, says cybersecurity panel

Time management and being able to drive change were among the skills women speakers said have been vaulable in their careers

Canada’s biggest telecom operators rank high in 5G reach, Opensignal report finds

Canada’s Big Three carriers, Bell, Rogers and Telus, excel in 5G reach, an Opensignal report that measured 5G network...

As Canadians start travelling more, security risks increase

As people engage in more travel, both for personal reasons and work trips, in the coming months, travellers may...

Canadian SMBs, employees criticized for poor cybersecurity practices

A survey by the Insurance Bureau of Canada suggests only half of firms use multifactor authentication. 19 per cent of respondents said they download unapproved apps on work devices

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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for September 23, 2022

This episode includes a discussion on insider threat awareness month, the latest Uber hack and the $35 million fine to Morgan Stanley's investment division

Cyber Security Today, Sept. 23, 2022 – How a lack of MFA contributed to a hack

This episode reports the value of multifactor authentication, news about new security patches for Red Hat Linux and Windows, an update on the BlackCat ransomware gang and more

Hashtag Trending Sept. 22 – Getty Images bans AI images; revive a lawsuit against Facebook; Morgan Stanley fined $35 million

Getty Images bans AI-generated images, regulators call to reinstate a 2020 antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, and Morgan Stanley was fined $35 million...

Hashtag Trending Sept. 21 – NYC offers free broadband for public housing residents; Mark Zuckerberg and his pricey metaverse; floppy disks and the airline...

New York City will provide free internet and cable services to residents of public housing, the metaverse has cost Mark Zuckerberg, and...

Deeper Dive: The Metaverse: Episode 5 – Future Proofing and Resource Guide

In this episode we explore the near-term future of the metaverse and what we need to be doing to understand it in...

Words from a World Changer – an interview with Jim Balsillie

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The symbol Forrester uses to describe CIO-CMO relations in 2015 says it all

The analyst firm publishes an infographic that suggest improvement in the partnership between IT and marketing, but there's one gaping hole

Innovative Calgary information technology startups

Calgary’s tech innovators and entrepreneurs are leading digital transformation across the province and the world. Calgary is growing alongside Alberta into a global tech hub.

International Women’s Day: Five tech training courses that aim to break gender inequality in Canadian tech sector

women are still largely underrepresented in the tech industry. This slideshow details education and training resources to help women advance in the IT field.

International Women’s Day: Seven women who changed technology

You may find it difficult to believe in today's male-centric tech industry, but in the early days of IT, it was often the women who were the pioneers

25 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2022 [Part 3]

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It’s time for public sector tech leaders to get serious about their skills

Canada's public sector is currently lagging behind when it comes to the adoption of digital skills. Pluralsight's recent State of Upskilling report tells us that...

No slowdown in sight for dynamic tech hub in Mississauga

Did you know that Mississauga is home to nearly 1,000 IT companies? Not many do. Perfectly situated between Toronto and Waterloo in Canada’s Innovation...

Veer AI – Enterprise-level AI for SMB retailers

Small and medium-sized eCommerce companies may think applying artificial intelligence (AI) to retail is only for large retailers. They are envious of the ability...

ROCarbon Labs working with eco-conscious companies for the greater good

A small business owner wanted to make his business net zero in terms of carbon emissions — both to be responsible and to save...

Cognitive Systems – A quick study in dedication and self-belief

What if you came up with a new way to leverage a common household device but no one — not even the device manufacturers...

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