A Majority of Canadians Feel Their Personal Data is Vulnerable to Security Breach

A Majority of Canadians Feel Their Personal Data is Vulnerable to Security Breach

A report released earlier this month has indicated that the majority of Canadians believe the personal data the government holds on them, is vulnerable to a security breach. The study, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Accenture Cyber, indicated that Canadians feel distrustful of their data in the hands of municipal, provincial and federal governments. A total of 54 percent of Canadians believe that personal information held by the federal government...


Microsoft’s Natick is Planning to Build and Run Data Centers Under the Ocean

Microsoft’s Natick is Planning to Build and Run Data Centers Under the Ocean

Microsoft and Facebook have plans to build a subsea cable to run data between the U.S and Southern Europe, but that’s not all that Microsoft has going on under the sea. Project Natick is Microsoft’s ongoing research project to test the viability of building centers to house their data that would sit under the ocean. Data centers on land can get very hot, and companies spend enormous amounts to keep things cool. Building data centers that would...


Microsoft and Facebook are in Partnership to Build an Undersea Cable Connecting U.S and Southern Europe

Microsoft and Facebook are in Partnership to Build an Undersea Cable Connecting U.S and Southern Europe

According to online sources, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc are currently planning to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean floor, in order to meet the growing demand for high-speed cloud and online services globally. Adding to the cables currently in existence, the new cable is being called “MAREA” and will be 6,600 kilometers long on completion. It will be operated by Telefonica SA’s telecoms infrastructure unit Telxius and be...


CRTC to Review if Skinny Bundles are Following ‘the Spirit’ of the New Basic Cable Policy

CRTC to Review if Skinny Bundles are Following ‘the Spirit’ of the New Basic Cable Policy

Skinny cable packages are now available in Canada. The CRTC has announced they are holding a hearing, however, to ensure that the $25 basic packages are not being made to look “deliberately unattractive” by the major companies offering them. The CRTC has announced that it is concerned major TV service providers are purposely trying to steer customers towards more expensive cable packages and away from their skinnier, cheaper offerings. In light...


Microsoft is Cracking Down on Terrorist Content on its Services

Microsoft is Cracking Down on Terrorist Content on its Services

In light of continual acts of terror around the world, Microsoft has announced that it is issuing new policies to cut down on terrorist content on some of its consumer services. Microsoft says they will rely on consumers to report objectionable content at first, and that they have future plans to fund research to develop a tool that could scan digital content to flags images, audio and video for potential removal as time goes on. Some of its consumer...


How Paying With Apple Pay is Safer Than Using Credit Cards

How Paying With Apple Pay is Safer Than Using Credit Cards

Apple Pay is now in Canada. The payment system, which allows users to pay for products and services with an iPhone by connecting merchants with credit card companies and banks via an app, is being hailed as a safer way to pay. Apple Pay can be installed on an iPhone, iPad or an Apple Watch and it offers users a level of security that tap-and-go services on credit and bank debit cards don’t. How? Tap-and-go services allow anyone holding the card...


Uber Test Drives its Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Uber Test Drives its Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Uber has said it is working to compete in the self-driving car game, and now they are finally revealing a bit of the evidence. According to financialpost.com, the ride sharing company has posted a photo of a hybrid Ford Fusion driving around Pittsburgh, near Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center. The car is geared with sensors and cameras to gather mapping data, and information that can further Uber’s development of a self-driving car. While self-driving...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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