Tag: Social Issues

16
Nov

Apple starts to track its users again with its IFA/IDFA technology

Apple has left no stone unturned in making a grand release of its Apple iPhone 5. There was promotion for the iPhone 5 almost everywhere. However, they haven’t made that much noise about its IFA/IDFA identifier for advertisers’ technology which …

20
Jul

Formspring Data Breach Forces Reset of 420,000 Passwords

On July 10, 2012, Formspring founder Ade Olonoh published a post on the social network’s blog alerting customers to a breach in the company’s system and that some users’ passwords may have been accessed. Approximately 420,000 “password hashes” were posted to a security forum, though without usernames or any other information that would indicate who…

4
Jun

Websites Go Dark in Protest of Canada’s Bill C-38

Remember when websites like Wikipedia and several others went dark all day on Jan. 18, 2012 to protest the U.S. government’s proposed PIPA and SOPA and legislation? Well, something like that is happening again; only this time, websites – though not Wikipedia – have decided to “go dark” all day today, Jun. 4, 2012, in…

8
Mar

Happy International Women’s Day

In the United States, International Women’s Day is akin to Mother’s Day. It’s a day when men show their appreciation for the women in their lives by buying flowers or taking them out to dinner or whatever makes sense for their relationships. But in other countries, it remains what it originally started out as, a…

12
Dec

Job Hunting Using Social Media

Landing a job is getting harder by the day, thanks to the economy that doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Add break neck competition to it and you’ve got a situation which even a college degree and years of experience cannot deal with. However, even though things are looking pretty bleak enploymentwise, people have…

16
Apr

Are Social Networks the New Front Line For Social Engineering?

The corporate sector is increasingly using Internet-based technologies, and cybercriminals have found ways to take advantage of corporate Canada’s adoption of social media and internet technologies. Using social networks and search engines, attackers are stealing intellectual corporate property which is more valuable than day-to-day financial and customer data by performing astutely crafted social engineering attacks. These attacks are mostly devised

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