Social Media

Be skeptical of all online content, Canadians warned as election campaign starts

At a panel on technology and democracy experts discuss their fears and the ad-supported business model of social media platforms ...

Social media should co-operate on overseeing political advertising, expert tells Canadians

Visiting British expert calls for a common global standard social media platforms must follow for controlling paid political content. ...

Database with phone numbers of millions of Facebook users found on Internet

A server with databases holding the phone numbers and identity numbers of perhaps as many as 200 million Facebook users in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries has been found open on the Internet by a security researcher. No one knows who the database belongs to, how or when it was copied from Fa ...

Cyber Security Today – How to be safe using social media

Today's podcast offers tips from Canada's privacy commissioner on how to stay safe using Facebook, Twitter and other social media ...

Hashtag Trending – Apple suspends human voice analysis; Android app infected with malware; social media impares decisions

Apple to stop listening to your voice commands, popular Android app has a deadly payload, social media impairs decision making? That’s all the tech news that’s trending today. It’s Thursday, August 29th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Remember when Apple and Amazon were caught letting humans ana ...

Canada’s shift on strong encryption is ‘irresponsible’ says privacy group

A Canadian privacy watchdog this week said the federal government is wrong to change its policy by now urging technology companies to weaken encryption protection in products and services. The move will put people and their data in danger, Citizen Lab said in a report issued Wednesday. “In advanc ...

Cyber Security Today: Monday Aug. 5, 2019 — Don’t help hackers get into your firm

Today's podcast is a reminder that what you post about your company on social media could help hackers break in ...

Cyber Security Today – Don’t help hackers get into your firm

Today's podcast is a reminder that what you post about your company on social media could help hackers break in ...

Five Privacy Considerations to Build Trust in Your Product

Sometimes life has a funny way of coming full circle. Back in 2016, I published a blog after seeing a play called “Privacy.” Now I enjoyed the play, but it also really expanded my mental horizons on privacy to the point that I had to sit down and write that post. The play wove in a great deal o ...

Episode 107: Information Privacy for an Information Age

Privacy is often seen as a compliance issue, but it’s not. It’s a way of thinking about your relationship with your users and a product design choice. In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, Jon Prial talks with Professor Ari Ezra Waldman – an internationally recognized thought leader ...