Category: Technology

Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Finnish security team discovered Heartbleed virus A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The breakdown revealed this week affects […]

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Canadian kids online, on social media in greater numbers

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian kids online, on social media in greater numbers

Portable devices, social media not supervised as much by parents of Canadian kids online Canadian kids online are using portable devices and social networks to connect at a younger age than ever before, according to a new study. Phase III of the MediaSmarts study, titled Young Canadians in a Wired World, draws from the responses of […]

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Artificial intelligence or artificial stupidity?

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Artificial intelligence or artificial stupidity?

Artificial intelligence not smart enough yet to be called stupid By Garth Spencer   Every so often, somebody raises the subject of artificial intelligence, and inevitably someone raises the notion of artificial intelligence surpassing human intelligence and “taking over”, or trying to eliminate humanity. This is a great opportunity to examine flawed reasoning, and why […]

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BlackBerry Super Bowl media release “still”-born?

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
BlackBerry Super Bowl media release “still”-born?

BlackBerry’s Super Bowl ad an odd marketing strategy Troy Media – Greg Gazin   As I scanned through the hundred or more of this morning’s emails, the one with the subject line BlackBerry “Super Bowl Commercial Still Image” caught my attention. Of course, the big news this week was the release of the long-awaited and […]

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Maintaining online security on the Internet can’t be casual

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maintaining online security on the Internet can’t be casual

Internet passwords are being hacked, but people don’t seem to care about online security Troy Media – By Greg Gazin It is better to be the spider, or at least aware of the spider, than the fly on the worldwide web. Use caution on the internet to avoid being inter-netted and fear, good healthy fear that […]

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Wave 2013 to bring new technology and products to Canadian market

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wave 2013 to bring new technology and products to Canadian market

Executives from around the world attend the Wave 2013 summit in Lake Louise Beacon Staff Reporter More than 400 executives are expected to attend the second bi-annual Wave 2013 conference held at Chateau Lake Louise from May 5 to 8. The conference will draw together business professionals and technology innovators for three days of presentations, one-on-one […]

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Hacking passwords easy in most cases, says Deloitte report

| January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
Hacking passwords easy in most cases, says Deloitte report

Deloitte report also predicts subscription TV will continue Beacon Staff Reporter In a startling revelation, the Deloitte report of Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions has said that over 90 per cent of user-generated passwords are vulnerable to hacking in a matter of seconds. “Passwords containing at least eight characters, one number, mixed-case letters and non-alphanumeric […]

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93 per cent of moms shopped on their smartphone in 2012

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
93 per cent of moms shopped on their smartphone in 2012

Electricity monitoring service provides homeowners with new tool

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Electricity monitoring service provides homeowners with new tool

Canada launches final stage of RADARSAT constellation project

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada launches final stage of RADARSAT constellation project

RADARSAT watching over Canadians and monitoring ecosystem, weather Beacon Staff Reporter Ushering in a new era, Minister Christian Paradis launched the next and final stage of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation project on Wednesday. Christian Paradis is the Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). “Our Government is ensuring we have the tools […]

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