What you Need to Know About Canada’s New Anti-spam Law

What if you knew that sending an email to someone without their consent could cost you everything: your house, your car, all of your money and even your business? Would you still send that email? That’s exactly what could happen when Canada’s new anti-spam legislation, passed on December 10, comes into effect this July...

Does Privacy on the Internet Exist?

"If you have something you don’t want anyone to know, you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” –Eric SchmidtInternet users disclose huge amounts of private information about themselves online. Businesses, white-collar criminals, stalkers, employees, predators, and the government benefit from accessing that private information.Although the future may be promising in using biometrics...

How to Find People Online

Investigators often need to find a subject's contact information such as their email, home address, and phone number. There are vast amounts of information online and it can be challenging to navigate and determine what sources of information are reliable. Google searchA good place to start is by doing a Google search on a subject....

How to Increase Your Smartphone Privacy

"Your smart phone is probably the most personal device you own, containing private messages, sensitive banking information, personal photos and other data that can leave you vulnerable if handled carelessly." ­— Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender Chief Security StrategistInternet users are spending increasingly more time on their cell phones and less time on their computers, with mobile usage...

What Kind of Stalker Would Google Be?

While most people have a general sense that technology encroaches upon their privacy, "what is less clear to people is exactly how bad it is." —Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier FoundationThe gravity of this quote can be demonstrated by delving into the dark mind of a stalker. Though the...

The Future of Passwords: Solving the Password Problem

Surveys show that “80 per cent of mobile consumers surveyed use the same login credentials across all of their accounts,” mostly because of the difficulty associated with remembering login information.In an ideal world, passwords wouldn't be easily hacked, and people could remember dozens of unique and highly complex passwords for all of their online...

What Does Google Do With Your Personal Information?

As discussed in a previous post, Google knows a lot about you. That information they've collected is very valuable to them, to advertisers and to the government (not to mention hackers!).ADVERTISERSGoogle executives have a deep appreciation for the amount of money they can make by turning your online lives into marketable products. It’s safe...

What Does Google Know About You?

"I'm very concerned we're going to lose our privacy over time. If we don't fight for it, we'll lose it." – Erick Schmidt, CEO of Google What information does Google store on their servers about you and are able to access?-       Every email you’ve ever written or received using Gmail.-       Every chat...