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U.S. proposes to safeguard $52 billion semiconductor funding from China

The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed new rules to prevent $52 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research funding from being used by China and other countries of concern.

Old hard drives are more durable than new ones

Secure Data Recovery examined 2,007 damaged or defective hard disk drives (HDDs) and concluded that old drives are more durable and resilient than new drives in general.

Book Publishers and Internet Archive face-off in court over library e-books

A federal court in New York is currently hearing arguments in the Hachette v. Internet Archive case, which could shape the future of library e-books.

Google introduces PaLM API and Makersuite prototyping tool

Google Cloud has announced that its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered applications, such as the Pathways Language Model (PaLM) API for language models and the Makersuite prototyping tool, are now available to developers.

Google former employees demand public commitments from CEO

Google is facing criticism as laid-off employees’ band together to demand public commitments from Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Over 1,400 workers have demanded a freeze on new hires during the layoff process, priority rehiring for those laid off, protection for coworkers from conflict zones, and the protection of scheduled leaves. The company’s handling of mass […]

Amazon to layoff 9,000 employees

Amazon announced that it will lay off an additional 9,000 employees. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy also confirmed that the cloud division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), will be among those laid off today.


Bolster your first line of defence – 5 tips to foster a security culture

While the shift to hybrid work and the rise of interconnected systems have created new opportunities for business, this evolution exposed organizations to new...

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.

Understanding Cybersecurity Management in DeFi (UCM-DeFi) – The Origin of Modern Decentralized Finance (Article 1)

The modern financial system has become more decentralized, moving away from the centralized system used by banks in the past. Decentralized finance (DeFi) eliminates...

3 Actions to Cut Software and Cloud Costs

Inflation is greatly impacting consumers of technology as software and cloud vendors respond to increased costs by increasing prices. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management...

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing Mar. 21 – ventureLAB AI program; New study on female managers; Government...

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! Missed...


Total number of holes in Microsoft products rose last year but critical vulns down: Report

Elevation of privilege vulnerabilities continues to make up the biggest number of bugs, says BeyondTrust

CFIB confirms data up for sale was stolen from the association

An association representing Canadian small and medium-sized businesses has acknowledged someone recently stole and put up for sale a...

Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer CIO, NATO – Interview on Leadership in the Digital Enterprise

Most companies and organizations are now fully in transformation mode, changing continuously on not only the process level, but...

House of Commons zeroes in on false advertising of internet speeds and impact on rural Canada

Yesterday, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU) met with representatives of the Commission for...

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Cyber Security Podcast

Cyber Security Today, March 20, 2023 – All eyes on TikTok, Hitachi Energy is the latest GoAnywhere MFT victim, and more

This episode reports on the latest news on TikTok, ransomware and a hack at an NBA provider

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending March 17, 2023

This episode includes discussion on a parliamentary committee's cybersecurity recommendations and the possible cyber impact of the Silicon Valley Bank failure
Hashtag Trending Podcast

Hashtag Trending Mar. 20th-Microsoft goes big on AI across all its products; Mastodon hits one million new members and OpenAI’s own open-source competitor

Hi, it’s Jim, host of Hashtag Trending. I hope you are liking the changes we’ve made to the format and depth of...

Exploring Mastodon with Alex Barredo – Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition for March 17th, 2023

Can you meet someone without an algorithm? If you're on Twitter or LinkedIn who you meet and what content you see is...

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Black tech leaders you should know about

It's important we highlight the talent that's helping transform the tech industry. Here's a list of Black tech innovators you should know the works of!

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 3]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? Smell-O-Vision for the metaverse The ultimate privacy mask High-tech cat litter box ...

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 2]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? AI Aquarium Beverage printer Communicate with your pets Improve your air quality ...

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 1]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? Headset improves your eyesight Body-editing app Instant NFTs Ultimate baby camera AI...


Who will be named to the 2023 Top Women in Cybersecurity Honour Roll?

The search for Canada’s top female cybersecurity champions was launched yesterday, the first day of spring. IT World Canada (ITWC), the Women in Security &...

Long Distance Advantage: An Outsourcing Case Study

Ricoh is a global information management and digital services company. For more than 85 years Ricoh technology, creativity, and expertise has helped businesses around...

Aligned and Connected: An Outsourcing Case Study

Edmonton-based PCL Construction is a group of independent construction companies that operates across Canada and around the world. Founded in 1906, today PCL is...

Meeting the Future Free of Any Scale Limitations

The problem of passwords was destined to reach critical mass, the bigger the Internet grew. Today, according to one study, the average person juggles...

Adopting a Custom Mindset

Many companies work to achieve credibility and expertise through niche specialization. But others, like the Jonah Group, who design and build software applications for...

President to President VIDEOS

President to President: Jeanette Irekvist, President, Ericsson Canada

ITWC’s Fawn Annan sat down with Jeanette Irekvist, President, Ericsson Canada to discuss Jeanette's Ericsson Journey, what's changed around the R&D agenda, and the...

President to President with Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, President & COO of Cloudflare

ITWC’s Fawn Annan sat down with Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, President & COO of Cloudflare to discuss how the internet has transformed our lives, how...

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