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Leading browser privacy tool 'doesn't do anything'

The “Do Not Track” function, which is found on browsers and which is designed to signal to any websites visited not to track users, does not actually work.

Q&A: Time to reform Canada's data privacy laws? Special

Do Canadians have “the right to be forgotten?” Canada’s privacy watchdog plans to ask the Federal Court for clarity and at the same time this is being challenged by Google. Expert Éloise Gratton weighs in.

Google+ to be shut down after data breach

Google+, Google's attempt to create a social media network to rival Facebook, is shutting down. This comes after users' data has been reported to have been exposed, an incident that dates back to March to 2018.

Toronto Smart City adviser resigns over data concerns

Toronto - Saadia Muzaffar, who is a member of Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel for the project, has resigned arguing that the project is not taking concerns about how Google will collect and handle data collected from people.

Q&A: Analyzing GDPR's impact so far Special

Although it's now been over 90-days since it was enacted, GDPR has left corporations across the world at a loss for what to do and ensure compliance. Some solutions are provided by Bryan Clark, of global law firm Vedder Price.

Significance of Facebook data breach explained: Interview Special

Facebook has said that “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. Scott Grissom, VP of Product Leadership, Marketing, and Sales at LegalShield looks at the implications for Digital Journal readers.

Q&A: Data ownership conundrum in the data driven world Special

Waterloo - As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

New consumer app to control biometric information: Q&A Special

Whoo.ai have developed a consumer app to help people control how others can use their biometric information - particularly for facial recognition technologies. Arturo Falck, the co-founder and CEO of Whoo.ai explains more.

How DevOps can reshape the global economy: Study

A new report from Google Cloud provides a comprehensive view of the growing DevOps industry, with scientific studies that span five years and more than 30,000 survey responses.

Google fights French 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Apo - Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide.

BA says will compensate customers for data breach

London - British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a "sophisticated" and "malicious" hacking attack, its boss said Friday.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

London - British Airways said Thursday that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

Startup develops technique to predict cerebral palsy

A innovative technique has been developed to hep to predict cerebral palsy. The technique is based on next-generation genetic sequencing data, which measures how cells control the way genes are switched on or off.

What is the average cost of a data breach?

IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released their study on the average cost of a data breach. In it they found that data breaches are only going up in cost, and in the volume of records stolen.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

Apo - Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year.

Q&A: The transformation of the software development industry Special

The transformation of the international software development industry is progressing, with more and more companies now tapping into the power of outsourced developers in regions like Eastern Europe. Sebastián Siseles of Freelancer.com explains more.

Cybercriminals are exploiting machine-to-machine communications

Businesses are ever more reliant upon machines, and the range of physical devices on enterprise networks is significant. While this is key to efficiencies it opens up new areas for cyberattack.

Unknown marketing firm leaks over 300 million personal records

A data breach by a marketing firm that leaked 340 million personal records was found by a security researcher earlier this month.

The future of health is data

A number of technological changes are impacting upon healthcare, from advanced scanners to the improvements to tackling disease that stem from DNA sequencing. However, data analytics will be the most revolutionary.

How companies can prepare for digital transformation

Digital transformation is impacting every sector and business, and with all the guides being published it's easy to get lost. Here's a roundup of how experts think companies should be preparing for digital transformation.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Companies ramp up data privacy in wake of attacks

Companies are making major investments in data security, in wake of attacks, and in data privacy, in order to meet righter regulations like GDPR, according to a new worldwide survey of business practices.

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon

Facebook has had data-sharing agreements with at least 60 device makers, including Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft, many of which still exist.

Redefining the role of the Chief Digital Officer

The modern business world is replete with initialisms, and these seem to be growing at the C-suite level. A new role is the Chief Digital Officer and even this relative new position is in a state of change.

Digital transformation trends in agriculture

New technology is re-shaping the approach to agriculture and it can potentially deliver many benefits, including improved production. These innovations are particularly of use to low income countries.

Still worried about GDPR? Expert provides advice Special

The GDPR aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business. This carries risks and benefits for businesses; moreover, all businesses need to consider data privacy.

Blockchain with a focus on life data

A blockchain healthcare start-up, headed up by Harvard genomics Professor George Church, initiates a research collaboration to establish the new fields of microdataeconomics and macrodataeconomics, focusing on life data.

Users of social media are unaware of how their data is used

Various aspects of research use social media data. This ranges from advertising to social studies that look at how communities react to major news events. Whatever the merits of the research, most social media users are unaware.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed one of his 'great regrets'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he regrets not having a bigger impact on "the way that mobile platforms developed" in the last decade.
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