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Mark Zuckerberg is hailing A.I.'s ability to "save lives," but not everyone is giving this move a "like."
The UK Parliament has come under a "sustained and determined" cyber-attack aimed at MPs and their offices, HuffPost UK can reveal. The House of Commons and Lords were targeted by hackers on Friday mor...
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The feeds are available for anyone to view.
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While Canadian ISPs cannot share customer information without their consent, Canadians regularly travel to the US and use WIFI or cellular data on electronic devices and computers. In cases where they use cellular data or WIFI via American ISPs, their personal information may be accessible. Selling customer data to third parties is how Google and Facebook make money. However, information collected by an ISP is much more detailed than what Facebook and Google collect.
My 13-year-old daughter enlightened me to the fact that at least 50 per cent of her peers were involved in sending nude images and videos, and 80 per cent were involved in saving and further distributing them. We need to really start paying attention, have this conversation amongst ourselves and with our children. Stat.
Tracking included time and date of use and the vibration intensity level.
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A Toronto law firm filed notice of action on Friday.
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As a privacy and security expert, I concluded that the MyDemocracy survey is not just ineffective in its stated political objectives, it's literally giving up the privacy of Canadians in real time. This is really dangerous, scary when you realize that this issue applies to all of Public Safety's websites I have tested.
Corporate security and travel professionals are expected to continuously learn, adapt to new technologies and find best practices that safeguard the security and privacy of employee travellers. Companies can follow five best practices to effectively keep monitor, assist and protect personnel and their data while travelling.
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This primer is the "two-bite brownie" response to online safety, or "cybersecurity." A security fanatic could write a few books on this topic, but this is what you need to know to cut out most of the risks online (making it safer than crossing the street).
Recent experiences on Instagram got me thinking about the line between being open and too open, between sharing and oversharing. Is it possible to share personal details and pictures from my life and still be somewhat private? Is that even possible in the digital world? Is social media making the idea of privacy obsolete?
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Shodan allows users to pull screenshots from nanny cams, security cameras and other connected devices around the world that don't ask for a username or password.
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A B.C. man decided to Go Public after discovering Canada's second-biggest bank can access and collect information on all of its customers' online activities, even those that aren't banking-related. C...
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Canadian government officials requested data on Facebook users 410 times in the first half of 2015, a 113-per-cent increase over two years. That compares to 263 requests in the same period last year,...
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), mass marketing fraud is an enormous business that consistently claims victims who have not taken the time to verify with whom they are dealing. In fact, the CAFC says the surest way to avoid fraud is to verify, verify, verify.
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With all the wild rumours circulating about Facebook, it's sometimes hard to know what to believe. Will we start to charge people money to use our service? No. Do you have to copy and paste that scary legal message your friends are sharing? No, that's just a good old fashioned Internet hoax. But there are a few steps you can take on Facebook to protect your personal information, and we're more than happy to share.
Consumers want streamlined and intuitive products, but sometimes that comes at the cost of giving up some privacy. Businesses and developers want to create apps that will be used by many, which leads to monetization via fees, advertising and leveraging of data collected.
The release of Windows 10 marks the arrival of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella's vision towards a "mobile-first, cloud-first" computing world. If you plan to upgrade to Windows 10, consider configuring the settings during the installation phase if you want to protect your privacy.
Anyone who uses a social network, a website, app or a gadget that regularly collects some personal information about them is a product. Companies increasingly know more about you than your family and friends. The fear is what happens when the information you provide in one context is used in an entirely different context because it is sold. Internet spying and surveillance according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal report is one of the fastest growing businesses, estimated to be worth $156 billion a year. Mostly private companies capture data from countless channels.
Privacy commissioners regulate laws, they don't go on privacy witch hunts to make companies' lives difficult. There are lots of economic opportunities to do bad things, but society is at a shift where many people want to see the respectful thing done, and Facebook is not choosing the respectful thing here.
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As Canadians debate numerous items of legislation that could affect their privacy rights — from the new anti-terrorism bill to the Digital Privacy Act — a new study has ranked how well Canada’s teleco...
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Huge numbers of Canadians, including key Ottawa decision-makers, are pushing back hard against the government's Bill C-51, which proposes unprecedented new powers for Canada's security agencies. The bill effectively turns CSIS into a secret police force and would place every Canadian under a government microscope.
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What are best practices individuals can employ to lessen the chance of hacking of their computer or device? Here is a quick "top 20 list," based on part of an education session I have been providing to directors of company boards on cyber security.
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LONDON -- Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors and home security cameras: change your password now. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said Thursday that footage bein...
It's not cyber-bullying, it's cyber-rape. Imagine you receive an email containing a naked picture of you in a sexual position. You remember, that one that you sent your lover. The email is linked to a site where more images of your naked and vulnerable body are displayed followed by hateful comments, complete strangers tearing you apart, a cybermob virtually raping you. The site includes your full name, your home address, your contact information. Some of the commenters threaten to come to your home and rape you.
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But a new battle is raging, and as pleased as I am to see so many people outraged by a young actress' right to sexual privacy being violated, I can't help but ask; why such an outcry for Jennifer Lawrence? It has always been disgusting to see so many young women, celebrity or no, be abused by the absurdity of non-consensual pornography, so why are we choosing to be outraged now? Shouldn't we have brought this up a long time ago?
Global attitudes on spying shift dramatically when the targets of the state's vast monitoring apparatus are suspected terrorists. Not surprisingly, a majority agree that it's acceptable to scrutinize the communications of those who would potentially do harm. Unfortunately, though, our governments have failed to show that they are capable of doing the job with care and precision.
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The Supreme Court of Canada last week declared that access to telecom subscribers’ personal information requires a court warrant. This week, despite a warning from Canada’s privacy commissioner, the H...
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OTTAWA - The Conservative government's cyberbullying bill would make too much information about Internet users more easily available to a wide array of authorities, Canada's new privacy czar warns.Tes...
Personal information about Canadians is more easily accessible than ever, with 97 per cent of private companies obtaining customer information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers. A new su...
An industry group that represents more than 30 of the world’s most prominent tech and internet companies has criticized the Harper government’s anti-cyberbullying bill, saying it will force them to be...
These tools can be up and running in just minutes. You'll make your everyday Internet activity much more secure -- while sending a powerful message to the spy agencies to boot.