Rosie Lombardi

Articles by Rosie Lombardi

Ottawa builds online community out of Igloo

Cities that want to jazz up their citizen interactions with social media tools, but have shoestring budgets to work with, should look to the City of Ottawa for inspiration.

Electronic voting machines still not secure

With a major U.S. election imminent, security experts are sounding alarms about the lack of attention paid to fixing electronic voting technology in use in North America.

Ten years after, Ontario still waiting for unified children’s aid system

Problems with the delivery of child welfare services due to a lack of a common system have been spotlighted again in recent years.

Bioactive paper enlists llamas and tobacco to combat germs

Canadian researchers are working to develop specially-treated but inexpensive paper that can combat SARS, listeriosis and other deadly pathogens.

Consumer control over personal medical data is coming to Canada

Google and Microsoft work with Canada Health Infoway to bring Personal Health Record technology to Canada.

Free green power for Canadian government IT

BC leads the way in provincial plans for zero-carbon data centre development.

Government security gets new voice

Voice biometrics is a viable alternative to passwords and PINs.

Anti-censorship software beefed up for Chinese Olympics

U of T spin-off develops Psiphon 2.0, allowing broadcasters to provide unfiltered coverage. Freeware version is available for individual use.

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