Canada Post supplier hit by huge data breach

Canada Post data breach

A data breach affected nearly 1 million individuals when a supplier to Canada Post fell victim to a malware attack last week. These individuals were customers of 44 businesses served by the postal agency. The supplier, Commport Communication – an electronic data interchange solution supplier, has been used by the postal agency to manage the […]

Should Social Media companies monitor for workplace harassment?

Workplace harassment Slack

Social Media platforms, particularly Facebook, Google, and Twitter, have come under fire for not policing their platforms sufficiently against misinformation, hate speech and online bullying. Real-life terrorist instances, like the mosque shootings in New Zealand, were live-streamed on Facebook – sparking outright condemnation by individuals and world leaders. More should be done to moderate these […]

Will facial recognition catch on in schools and public institutions?

Imagine a regular classroom setting with the addition of inconspicuously placed security cameras focusing in on each student. The teacher confirms attendance without the need for a roll call. The cameras pick up on the students’ reactions and their level of attentiveness in class. The data is then collected to assess their attitude in general […]