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SpaceX Launches a Rocket Carrying 53 Starlink Satellites

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation from California on Saturday. The deployment of all 53 satellites was completed less than an hour after launch. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral spaceport in Florida at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, returning to Earth and landing at sea […]

More Than 100,000 Top Websites Use Keyloggers To Steal Users Information

According to a new study, more than 100,000 top websites collect some or all user data when they type it into a digital form. The report states that many of the sites do not intend to carry out data logging, but integrate third-party marketing and analytics services that cause the behavior. The research was carried […]

Alibaba Lays Off About 40% Of Russian Staff

Alibaba has laid off about 40% of its AliExpress staff in Russia, according to the Nikkei report on Friday. The redundancies were necessary because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, which has resulted in countries imposing sanctions on Russia, making it more difficult to do business and trade across borders. Citing a source familiar with […]

Bitcoin Recovers After a Volatile Week From 16-month Low

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, has rebounded from a 16-month low after a volatile week that wiped $200 billion off the market value of the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin last rose 4.85% to $29,925, recovering from $25,000, the lowest level the digital currency has reached since December 2020, and although it climbed to nearly $31,000 on Friday, […]

Tech Firms Files Emergency Requests To Block Texas Law

Internet lobby group representing top tech companies have filed an urgent petition with the U.S. Supreme court. The motion asks the court to block a Texas law that prevents large social media companies from banning users based on their political views. The emergency motion called on the Supreme Court to “allow the District Court’s careful […]

Nvidia Plans To Open-source Part Of Its Linux GPU Driver

Nvidia has announced plans to open-source part of its Linux GPU drivers joining both Intel and AMD. This mark the first step toward open source parity for Nvidia’s Linux driver packages. “This release is a significant step toward improving the experience of using NVIDIA GPUs in Linux, for tighter integration with the OS, and for […]

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

5 common misconceptions about security in startups

Exploring five of the most common misconceptions about security, along with a reality check to reset your company’s security mindset

Understanding current cybersecurity challenges in law: digital governance and social responsibility meet user-generated content (Article 2)

This is the second article in our new six-part series. In this article, we will examine the concept of digital governance, governance strategies, and the relation between digital governance, data sovereignty, and law around the world.

Ransomware: strategies to reduce the risk of data loss and downtime

Ransomware continues to be lucrative for criminals in 2022, with attacks growing in sophistication, and targeting both businesses and individuals. A multi-faceted safety and recovery approach can reduce the risk of data loss and downtime.

The return of in-person conferences: developing an agile event strategy

Event marketers have come to value the reach of virtual event delivery models, while remaining eager for the return of in-person events - the expanded reach of virtual delivery models means that a balanced approach to agile event strategies is necessary, and must continue to evolve to anticipate and plan for quick pivots.

5 ways big data and AI affect manufacturing processes

Technology has become an all-pervasive force which has impacted all facets of our lives; and the manufacturing sector is not any different. Big data and AI have an impact on manufacturing in a myriad of ways. The five most common impacts of big data and AI on manufacturing processes are covered in the following sections.

Data privacy in translation: how Canada’s language industry will respond to CPPA

Any company offering translation technologies and services working with people in Canada should take heed of what this law is all about.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing May 10, 2022 – Zerto 9.5 announced; Vector Scholarship in AI winners...

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

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Open-source software community releases plan to boost application security

Under pressure after the discovery of several open source vulnerabilities including Log4Shell, leading open-source groups and software firms have...

HPE Canada opens new head office in Mississauga

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has opened a new head office in Mississauga, ON, designed as a collaboration and culture hub with a particular emphasis on graduates.

Ransomware trends: Cross-platform execution, improving infrastructure and taking sides in war

On the eve of the third annual Anti-Ransomware Day, Kaspersky issues report on the latest malware trends

Apple employees reject return to on site work in open letter

A group of Apple employees collectively calling themselves "Apple Together" has released an open letter to executives criticizing the...

ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday May 13, 2022

This episode features a discussion on ransomware, incident response planning and insider attacks

Hashtag Trending May 16, 2022 – Affordable U.S. internet; love or leave Netflix; data scraping on mainstream websites

The U.S. government announces affordable internet for low-income families, Netflix tells its employees to leave if they can’t support its content, and...

Hashtag Trending May 13 – Indigo partners with TikTok; Texas social network censorship law back into effect; Google’s smart glasses

Canadian book retailer Indigo partners with TikTok, Texas law that lets users sue social networks for censorship is back into effect, and...

Deeper Dive: Ready, Set, Go (Episode 5)

Following a brief refresher on classic scenario planning, hosts Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, and Doug Sparkes, a lecturer at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, riff collegially on how to avoid functional fixedness while identifying and developing scenarios.

A New Breed of Technology Leader

IT organizations will always need skilled technologists, but digital advances are creating a market for talented individuals from a variety of other...

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

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]

Will you use any of these eight gadgets from CES 2022?

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!

ITWC TALKS

Protecting the edge

By Nick Alevetsovitis Security risks have a way of exponentially growing as networks become more complicated. Multi-edge networks are now the norm, with WAN, multi-cloud,...

Ontario school board putting learners first in digital-first era

In early 2020, many educational institutions across Canada were ill-prepared to support remote learning. However, for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario...

Overcoming five key challenges of data analytics in a hybrid environment

The ability to unlock the power of data is often seen as the key to business success. But first you have to find the...

Critical infrastructure is the new front line

By Rick Peters Threat actors eager to maximize disruptions and payouts have a new and compelling target – critical infrastructures such as factories, transportation networks,...

Get your people out in front in the decade of delivery

It’s one thing to say companies need to “skill up” their people; it’s quite another when an institution like the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

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