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Attacker Install Skimmers On Bank of the West Debit Cards

An investigation into a suspicious withdrawal attempt in 2021 found that an attacker had installed skimmers on several Bank of the West ATMs.

Privacy Advocates Fears Online Activity Will Be Used Against Those Seeking Abortion

Digital privacy advocates warn that online activities could be used against abortion-seekers or advocates in states where it is now illegal.

China Uses Citizen Data To Create Surveillance System

China wants to use the vast amounts of data it has been collecting for years to create a surveillance system that would search through the data collected on citizens’ daily activities and identify patterns that could predict when crimes or protests are likely to happen.

T-Mobile Accused Of Selling Customers’ App Usage Data

According to AdExchanger, T-Mobile has started selling its customers’ app usage data to third-party advertisers.

Popular Stardust Period Tracker Will Hand Over Users Data Without A Warrant

Stardust, an astrology-focused menstrual tracking app, says in its privacy policy that when police ask for user data, it will comply, whether required by law or not, despite claims that the data is “anonymized” and “encrypted.”

Gartner Outlines Eight Cybersecurity Predictions For 2022-2023

Gartner has released eight predictions on cybersecurity. Gartner predicts that through 2023, government regulations requiring organizations to ensure consumer privacy will cover 5 billion citizens and more than 70 per cent of global GDP.

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AI/ML applications for upstream oil and gas

More and more oil and natural gas producers are investing in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications with mixed results. Nonetheless, adding AI/ML functionality to existing applications or building entirely new AI/ML applications can produce significant benefits.

The metaverse and the carbon economy

As more and more of the real-world economy shifts into the digital virtual world, the issue of the carbon impact of the metaverse and its various services will become more and more pressing.

E-waste and digital transformation: what’s in it for us?

Have you ever decided to buy a computer or a smart phone based on the recycling policy of its manufacturer? E-waste is generated by both enterprises and individuals, and as we lay hands on more electronics, e-waste is set to grow. Personal behaviours and beliefs can shape demand and markets, and our personal digital transformation must include fighting e-waste.

Law needed requiring AI to be fair, accountable and transparent

In a discussion on how artificial intelligence is being used as an explanation to avoid accountability, and we explore how AI works and the somewhat complicated concerns we should have about its use.

The critical role of a Privacy Officer: why you may need one soon

Any business that is processing personal or sensitive information should appoint a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance obligations, and protect the interests of their data subjects.

Building a cyber-secure future

As mitigating risk in the digital world becomes standard practice for industry, business and individuals, Canadian organizations are struggling to find people with digital skills.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing June 28, 2022 – Blueprint Software Systems fully embraces remote work; Klarna...

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!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

IBM Bromont plant celebrates 50 years

June 21 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the IBM plant in Bromont, Quebec. This is an...

Ottawa to pump $443 million into second phase of Pan-Canadian AI Strategy

The federal government announced today the investment of $443 million in the second phase of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence...

Applications now open for businesses to apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative in southern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced that businesses can now apply to the Regional...

Preparing for When the Cookies Crumble

The marketing industry has come a long way in accepting the revolutionary changes occurring in consumer-targeted advertising. The next...

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ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, June 27, 2022 – A warning to firms using VoIP systems, malicious files in an open source Python registry, and more

This episode reports on the danger of unprotected VoIP appliances, vulnerable packages in the PyPi repository and access to compromised Atlassian Confluence systems being sold

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, June 24, 2022

This episode features a discussion on Cloudflare's service outage, a US bank's discovery of a second data breach and more

Hashtag Trending June 28 – ‘how to move to Canada’ surges in searches; MacBook Pro M2 SSD speed; streaming ‘moochers’ may not pay for...

Google searches for the ways to move to Canada surges, some models of the Apple MacBook Pro M2 have slower storage speeds...

Hashtag Trending June 27 – IE retirement causing issues; Netflix cuts another 300 jobs; Mercedes-Benz EV range record

The retirement of Internet Explorer is causing issues for organizations in Japan, Netflix cuts another 300 staff, and Mercedes-Benz concept electric vehicle...

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

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]

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

ITWC TALKS

Robust digital preservation comes to Canada

In the age of subscription-based services and disposable product there is a critical challenge to address: How do I keep digital files alive forever? Until...

Become a successful security organization built for tomorrow

Two-plus years on from the dark dawn of the global pandemic, two things are clear: First, that although most companies are moving into a hybrid...

Cybersecurity skills gap weakens cyber defences

According to (ISC)2, the global cybersecurity workforce needs to grow 65 per cent to effectively secure critical assets. While the number of professionals required...

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...

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