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Consumer Protection and the Internet of Things

Of all the things connected by the Internet of Things, it appears that a robust strategy for consumer protection, corporate security and individual privacy has not yet been fully hooked up. The Internet of Things (IoT) broadly refers to a…

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Are Mobile Phone Sniffers in Use by Police Forces?

By Lee Rickwood
Incoming and outgoing calls as well as text messages can be monitored and recorded, encryption keys can be extracted, and all this can happen to one or several phones simultaneously, without an owner’s knowledge or permission.

Canadians Making Social Media Safer for Kids

By Yasmin Ranade
VISR is a mobile and desktop app that aims to create a safer online world for families. Parents are notified in a time-sensitive manner when relevant safety issues come up across six supported social networks, including YouTube, Instagram, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and KidsEmail.

Canadian Cyber-safety and Anti-bullying Crusaders Recognized

By Lee Rickwood
Users have a big responsibility (in protecting themselves and others while online), but so too the companies and services with which they share their information; it’s a responsibility some companies may not be taking all that seriously.