Driven To Distraction: Are Car Companies Going To Profit From Your Driving Data?

Driven To Distraction: Are Car Companies Going To Profit From Your Driving Data?

Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pizza pops up on your vehicle’s dashboard screen. Are you annoyed that your car’s trying to sell you …..

What Is Cryptojacking and How to Avoid This Coin-Mining Malware

What Is Cryptojacking and How to Avoid This Coin-Mining Malware

Your computer or mobile device might be helping criminals crank out thousands of dollars in online currency, and you wouldn’t even know it. A new hacking tool known as cryptojacking is on the rise, and it threatens to secretly use your computer or mobile device to generate online money for …..

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

In the last few weeks, you may have found yourself inundated with emails from many of the apps and online services you use. They’ve been informing you of new terms and conditions, and asking you to “opt in” to continue using their service. Back on May 25th, the General Data …..

Screen Snooping: How to Safeguard Your Data From Shoulder-Surfers

Screen Snooping: How to Safeguard Your Data From Shoulder-Surfers

If you don’t have enough to worry about; from criminals trolling for your passwords or social media borrowing your personal data, you can now rest assured that on top of that, basically everyone is curious about what you’re doing on your smartphone. And most people have absolutely no problem glancing …..

Emergency Alert Testing On Mobile Devices

Emergency Alert Testing On Mobile Devices

If you hear a strange alarm go off on your mobile device next week, not to worry, it’s just officials testing Canada’s emergency alert system.  Publicly branded as Alert Ready, the system is designed to deliver emergency alert messages that warn the public of threat to life situations. Test signals …..

How To Reduce Targeted Ads & Feel More Secure While Online

How To Reduce Targeted Ads & Feel More Secure While Online

We’ve all been there. You’re searching for a camera, a pair of shoes or a kitchen gadget online and then you see an ad for it immediately on social media. Online targeted advertisements use data from your browser to make marketing more personalized. Special algorithms then look at your website …..

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

With two billions users Facebook is a modern day technology treasure trove of private and personal information. Even though the company has been under intense scrutiny for previous privacy issues,  people keep logging in, sharing, liking and posting their personal information. Now a new privacy scandal has emerged motivating a …..

Online Translation Privacy Risks

Online Translation Privacy Risks

Say you need a quick document translation. You choose an online tool like translate.com or Google Translate, pick the language you want, copy your text, drop the text in, and presto! In moments you can read a version in your desired tongue. Great, right? Not if your translating personal, private, …..

Is Your Smart Device Eavesdropping On You?

Is Your Smart Device Eavesdropping On You?

You’re scrolling through your social media feed or cruising your favorite website when there it is — staring back at you, an advertisement for that obscure item you just casually mentioned in conversation with a friend. You didn’t Google search it, or even write about it in a text. While …..

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