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Canadians’ satisfaction with their banks and credit cards apps declining, study reveals

A series of studies by J.D. Power among bank and credit card mobile app and online users conducted in Canada revealed that a combination of increased financial stress on the part of consumers and lack of personalization in digital channels have driven year-over-year decreases in customer satisfaction across most digital channels evaluated. The company conducted

LockBit claims Mandiant data will be published, Mandiant says no evidence of theft

A major ransomware gang claimed today it has data from Google subsidiary Mandiant, one of the biggest names in threat intelligence and incident response. According to several news sites, the LockBit gang’s data leak site now lists Mandiant.com as one of its victims, along with the notice “All available data will be published.” Mandiant quickly […]

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Privacy commissioners find Tim Hortons violated privacy laws

Results of a joint investigation launched in June 2020 by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and Canada’s three provincial private sector privacy authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec, directed at the Canadian operator and franchisor of Tim Hortons, The TDL Group and its parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI), released […]

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FTC charges Twitter with using account security data to sell targeted ads

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is acting against Twitter for deceptively using information gathered to ensure user account security for targeted advertising. Under the proposed order, Twitter must pay a US$150 million penalty and is banned from profiting from the deceptively collected data. In addition, it must satisfy a number of other conditions. According […]

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BlackBerry signs agreement with Magna to collaborate on ADAS solutions

BlackBerry has entered into a multi-year agreement with Magna International, a Canadian automobile components maker, to integrate advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions into Magna products. Under the agreement, BlackBerry will provide Magna with a QNX software suite including the QNX Software Development Platform, QNX OS for Safety, QNX Platform for ADAS, and BlackBerry’s professional […]

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Cybersecurity course for disadvantaged youth now offered by Canadian agency

Post-secondary Canadian institutions are increasingly offering cybersecurity courses to help fill the demand for infosec pros. The latest is a Toronto-area not-for profit agency called Youth Employment Services (YES) that trains disadvantaged and vulnerable youth aged 15 to 29. Next month it starts a cybersecurity course with paid training in conjunction with IBM. Graduates of […]

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Elavon’s Interac payment system down across Canada

Elavon’s Interac payment service experienced an outage in Canada on April 29, taking down debit functions on Canada’s major payment terminals, including Godaddy Poynt, and causing businesses to turn away customers who pay with debit cards. At the time of writing, the outage has been ongoing for approximately six hours. Elavon first posted the outage […]

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Telus launches personal security beacons disguised as jewellery

Telus has launched a line of personal safety beacons disguised as charms. The SmartWear Security charms, created in partnership with InvisaWear, allow the wearer to discreetly contact emergency services by double-tapping a button. The charms, which are about the size of a Toonie, come in the form of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, or standalone charms. Prices […]

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Bell announces the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada

Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building and deploying edge applications. The other two components, AWS Outposts and AWS Local Zones, target on-premises and large metro deployments respectively. AWS Wavelength is designed specifically for communications […]

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Data Driven Policing in York Region – Greg Stanisci, Manager of BI & Data Analytics

Recently, we had the privilege to interview Gregory Stanisci, the manager of BI and Data Analytics for York Regional Police. Greg is known across Canada and perhaps around the world as a pioneer in data analytics in police work. He sat down with CanadianCIO for an interview on York Region’s innovative approach to data analytics. […]

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LoRaWAN-enabled IoT being used to save Africa’s endangered wildlife from poachers

Volunteering Africa, a South African non-profit organization which works for the preservation of wildlife, has partnered with Abeeway and Actility to create a system which will let the group monitor rhinos’ locations in order to protect them against poachers. Around 9,800 rhinos have been slaughtered in the past decade by poachers looking to resell their […]

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Canadian companies embrace the Sustainable IT Pledge

On this Earth Day, there’s a group of new signatories to the Sustainable IT Pledge, a commitment by Canadian organizations to cut emissions from their IT operations. Launched in August 2021, the Sustainable IT Pledge was created by the CIO Strategy Council, a non-profit organization that brings together Canada’s most forward-thinking chief information officers and […]

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Canada and Five Eyes allies issue another plea to critical infrastructure firms to prepare for Russian cyber attacks

Canada and its allies in the Five Eyes intelligence co-operative have issued another warning to organizations in the critical infrastructure sectors to be prepared for cyberattacks from Russia as a response to governments helping Ukraine. Similar to a warning issued in March, it says “evolving intelligence” indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for […]

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Panasonic Canada acknowledges cyberattack in February

Panasonic Canada suffered a serious cyberattack in February, according to a news report. TechCrunch reported today that a Panasonic headquarters spokesperson said its response to the attack included identifying the scope of impact, containing the malware, cleaning and restoring servers, rebuilding applications and communicating rapidly with affected customers and relevant authorities. The news story also says […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador health system attackers copied 200,000 patient and employee files

The number of patients and employees affected by last year’s hack of the Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare systems continues to grow. In a call with reporters on Wednesday, David Diamond, chief executive officer of the province’s Eastern Health district, said over 200,000 files were copied from a network drive in what is widely believed to […]

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