Canada Security

Shining a Light on Government Spy Requests

David Christopher | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Canadians have been speaking out in huge numbers about the government's mass surveillance of law-abiding citizens. For some time now, debate has focused on how many of our telecom companies appear to be cooperating with warrantless surveillance requests from government agencies.

In Syria, Millions Could Be Destroyed

Glen Pearson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Consider what is happening in Syria even as we read these words. Aid agencies have become so desperate for help that they repeatedly call upon the affluent West to step up and assist the 9.3 million people living at risk, and the 3.5 million Syrians living under siege. Surely these people matter to us, right?

Harper, Don't Abandon Those Who Fought For You in Afghanistan

Glen Pearson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Yes, the Canadian story in Afghanistan is mixed, with closure hard to come by for those soldiers not only involved in security details, but development projects like protecting schools, building damns, and conducting civilian peace efforts in villages. But what shouldn't be in doubt is our government's promise and dedication to those military personnel.

These Numeric Passwords Will Get You Hacked

Jenna Em | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Check the list below to see if your four-digit password is on this list, and if so, please change it to something more random, secure and less crackable. After all, there is a pool of 10,000 different combinations available from which to select a 4-digit pin and yet the same passwords are repeatedly selected by the general population.

Should We Get Our Heads Out of the Cloud?

Elaine Mah | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Cloud computing is the popular buzz-phrase to describe all kinds of online access to information that has been embraced by both individuals and businesses of all sizes because of its ability to improve mobility and offer new services. But is that convenience coming at a price?

Crossing into Israel Isn't predictable

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

JERUSALEM - The commute from Jerusalem to Ramallah is unpredictable at best. Big white commuter buses with green or blue stripes with Arabic script a...

How Can We Take Shelter From "The Cloud"?

Catherine Hart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

As more and more of our personal information circulates online, is stored in the cloud, or is moved about on USBs and other portable devices, it's essential that we make sure those data flows are secure. While governments have been quick to respond to this increased ability to conduct surveillance, they have not been so enthusiastic about creating and enforcing protections for innocent citizens.

Can We Control Company Privacy on Personal Devices?

Elaine Mah | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

I remain amazed by the proliferation of personal devices in today's homes. Therefore it comes as little surprise that the impact of personal devices is hitting the enterprise. Let's face it, you can either to embrace personal devices in the workplace and proactively put security measures in place, or you can deal with the aftermath when employees will inevitably find their own work-around.

SavvyMom Roundup: Stop and Scan Holiday Shopping Is Here

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's safe to say that the virtual pop-up store is the latest and greatest. It's no wonder that with the holidays approaching Mattel and Walmart have come together to launch the first one for commuters in Toronto. The virtual toy store will run for four weeks and will provide the ultimate ease in shopping by providing images of toys and a UPC code to scan for purchase. Then the commuter/shopper goes home and waits for the delivery.

A Modern Approach to the Olympics: Have Multiple Cities Host Instead of One

Justin Beach | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada
Justin Beach

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngIt is a terrible idea for any modern city to host the Olympics. The price tag alone should cause the mayor of any city to run screaming. It seems to me that the best way to put the focus back where it belongs is to break up the Olympics. Allow cities to bid on specific events that they already have facilities for. Allow sponsors and media companies to bid on specific events as well. This would reduce the cost, the impact on the cities themselves and the need for the military to be involved in security. The key, I think, is to stop trying to make modern cities fit the Olympics and make the Olympics fit the modern world.

Travelers, Don't Be Scared of Mexico

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Many Americans and Canadians have struck all of Mexico off of their destination list because of an unfortunate string of violence in areas of the country nowhere close to La Paz -- home to what Jacques Cousteau called "the world's aquarium." But travel allows you to understand the rest of the world and lets you shed inaccurate notions you may have held before you arrived.

He, She, It -- Does It Really Matter What our Gender is on Passports?

Aviva Rubin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

Passport Canada is looking into policy changes to the gender requirement on passport, and introducing a "genderless" passport for transgendered peoples. But the question isn't whether we should introduce a third "gender" to passport policies, but rather, should there be gender at all on passports?

Muskoka G8 Venue Was 'Ideal' For Snipers

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Conservative government's choice of Ontario cottage country as the 2010 G8 Summit venue offered would-be snipers "i...

MacKay Looking For Maximum Efficiency With Job Cuts

CBC | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) -- Defence Minister Peter MacKay says his department is conducting a "strategic review" of its staff in response to unconfirmed media reports th...

G8: Harper, Obama Get Ready To Talk Security

CBC | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed leaders of the G8 countries to the resort town of Deauville on Thursday, hoping to find consensus o...

Harper, Obama To Talk Perimeter Security at G8

Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada Politics

DEAUVILLE, France (CP) -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama today to discuss the next stage of the perimeter se...