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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new business venture, IT safeguards from Elections Canada, Uber’s new safety system

Facebook is hoping to replace your smartphone with smart glasses, Elections Canada beefs up IT security ahead of October 21st,...

September 19th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Be skeptical of all online content, Canadians warned as election campaign starts

People who work in information technology are often optimistic about the benefits the Internet will bring to society. But a...

September 13th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Canada ‘very likely’ will be hit by foreign cyber threats before October election: Federal report

Despite widespread publicity, finger-pointing and the laying of criminal indictments, some countries continue trying to interfere online with democratic processes...

April 8th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Facebook Canada creates advisory committee to help screen issue ads during election

Facebook Canada will require advertisers to confirm their identities before running political, election-related and issue ads, including those that refer...

March 18th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Privacy gap for Canadian political parties; Ottawa unveils election cyber security strategy

With the country nine months away from a federal election, the privacy structure around Canadian political parties and how the...

January 31st, 2019 Howard Solomon

Senate committee: Proposed bill won’t protect Canadian elections from foreign meddling

The Trudeau government's proposed changes to the federal Elections Act to block possible online foreign interference in Canadian elections has...

December 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Google, Twitter object to proposed Canadian online political ad registries

The biggest social media companies in Canada are split on a proposed law that would force online content platforms to...

November 30th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Online voting technical issue delays local election results across Ontario

A glitch with an online voting system has delayed the results for many of Monday’s province-wide local elections and forced...

October 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

UK info czar report highlights differences with Canada over political parties and privacy

U.K. political parties should have to follow a statutory Code of Practice under the country's data privacy law if they use...

July 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon