Internet

Jamie Dimon is dead wrong about Bitcoin, this expert says

How much of a threat is Bitcoin? For the banks, the cryptocurrency uprising means their days are numbered, says Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos. Bitcoin broke the $8,000 USD barrier for the first time today, continuing its climb to now ten times its value at the start of 2017. One Bitcoin is no ...

Canada’s mobile download speeds are getting faster, report says

Even if Canadians are unhappy with the monthly hit of their mobile phone bill, they should be more content with their uploading and downloading speeds, which have increased significantly over just the past year. According to Internet metrics company Ookla, Canada’s mobile download speed ranks 15t ...

Government regulation of IoT coming, SecTor conference told

Government safety regulation of the Internet of Things is coming, warns a prominent security expert, so technologists have to start pushing their way into the offices of legislators to have a voice in what happens. That was the message privacy specialist and author Bruce Schneier gave infosec pros ...

Looking into the face of Canada’s new face of technology leadership

When I started my first interview for this series, I sat down with Corey Cox and Karim Ramji in the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, constructed in 1930. Talking about cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things solutions, and other ‘fourth platform’ technologies in the cozy confines of the expansi ...

Canada punching well above its weight in AI, report reveals

Artificial intelligence may not have reached its world domination moment just yet but the economic impact of AI is now being realized globally, with countries like China and the United States putting more and more efforts into research and applications. But Canada is also poised to be a player in ...

Hashtag Trending – Firefox Quantum, Facebook says ‘send nudes’, Reddit IPO

Mozilla releases a new version of Firefox that it says is faster than Google’s Chrome. You won’t believe who wants your nude photos – it’s Facebook. And Reddit is preparing an IPO. Trending on Product Hunt is Firefox Quantum. The browser upgrade promises to be the fastest version of ...

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK – BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking during his keynote at the company’s fourth annual Security Summit in New York City, CEO J ...

Canada Revenue Agency Obtains Broad Court Order for Years of PayPal Data

The Canada Revenue Agency has obtained a federal court order requiring PayPal to hand over years of transactional information from all business accounts in Canada. The scope of the order is incredibly broad, covering any business account holder who sent or received a payment over a nearly four year ...

Canada’s Billion Dollar Wireless Cash Grab: CRTC Data Shows Overage Fees Now Exceed Roaming Revenues

The CRTC’s release of the 2017 Communications Monitoring Report ushered in the usual conflicting reports on the state of communications services in Canada. I found the most compelling take to be Tefficient’s data charts that show Canadian wireless companies generating revenue per GB that is the ...

How self-driving cars will change our way of life

Zhenzhen YeResearch & Policy AnalystICTCIn 1885 the Canadian Pacific Railway was built. This combination of iron, steel and hard work represented a giant leap forward for Canadian transportation. In 2004, I was living in my hometown of Dailan, China when I first caught a glimpse of another technolo ...