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Kaseya VSA customers struggling to recover from the REvil ransomware attack earlier this month have some good news: the company has received a decryptor to unscramble encrypted data. The company said Thursday it is helping impacted customers after obtaining the decryption tool from an unnamed third party. So far it has had no reports of […]

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Microsoft unveiled Windows 365, its Windows 10 desktops that stream from the cloud, at its annual partner conference, Inspire, on July 14. Also known as Cloud PC, Windows 365 differs from Azure Virtual Desktops (AVD, formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop) in that it does not require any direct interaction with Microsoft Azure by users. […]

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The federal Liberal Party must give a more detailed explanation of how a facial matching system being used for online party constituency nominations works to understand if it will violate users’ rights, says Ontario’s former privacy commissioner.

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HPE CEO Antonio Neri dedicated virtual stage time to the company’s edge to cloud platform, GreenLake, during his Discover conference keynote this week, with a series of announcements further broadening its scope.

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The RCMP’s use of facial recognition technology to conduct hundreds of searches of a database compiled illegally by facial recognition software provider Clearview AI violated the federal Privacy Act, says Canada’s privacy commissioner.

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The CanadaHelps 2021 Digital Skills Survey reveals that the majority of small charities in Canada will find it difficult to continue work if they do not improve their digital capabilities.

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Non-binding norms of behaviour, agreed to in 2015, set the guardrails for what is acceptable. A UN committee has reportedly agreed to guidance for using the norms

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Since its release three years ago, IBM says DBaaS offerings have gained enormous interest from customers across multiple industries. At THINK this week, it also received several updates.

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The attack on US fuel carrier Colonial Pipeline should be a ‘”major canary in the coal mine to Canadians,” says Queen’s University professor. Read why

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Sam Selim is glad to have the PayIt saga in the rearview mirror, but the chief executive officer for Toronto tech firm SQL PowerGroup is casting serious doubt on PayIt’s ability to follow through on its proposal to modernize Toronto City Hall’s online payment systems.

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Settlement will cost BMO up to $21 million and CIBC $1.7 million in class action lawsuit In addition they paid millions to cover money stolen from accounts and other compensation

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Roughly a year after becoming Red Hat’s new chief executive officer, Paul Cormier took centre stage during the company’s annual summit on Tuesday to dissect the open-source software giant’s structural combination with IBM.

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A vicious cycle of events is leading to more attacks against the public sector, according to BlackBerry’s 2021 Threat Report, and Canada is in a great position to be blindsided by cyberattacks against its critical infrastructure.

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Man allegedly organized teams of people in Canada and the US to launder millions of dollars obtained through ATM cash-out operations as well as a North Korean heist from a bank in Malta

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To address this gap, six universities in Ontario have partnered to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.

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Governments will have to use more than updated privacy laws if they want to stop technology companies from leveraging disinformation and lies for profit, says British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner.

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