Terrorist Propaganda and the Sophisticated Use of Social Media

by Laura-Lee Walker“The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets”.-J.M. BergerTerrorists are increasingly using social media networks, such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, to further their message and goals because of its accessibility, global reach and affordability.CIA director, John Brennon, spoke about how...

Social Media as a Powerful Tool For Investigators

Written by Laura-Lee Walker“All that sharing and interaction [on social media] leaves behind a long, complicated, and informative trail about a person’s personality, motivations, friends, activities, patterns of behaviour, and actions. That makes social media a powerful tool for investigators.”— Jennifer Goldbeck, Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on ApproachThe main reasons that people...

A New Era of Fraud: In Screen We Trust

Written by Laura-Lee Walker“If you control the code, you control the world. This is the future that awaits us.”—Marc Goodman, Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About ItMarc Goodman, a global security advisor and futurist, wrote a book called Future Crimes and was featured on TED Talk...

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...

Top Five Social Media Scams of 2014

“One in 10 users have fallen for a social media scam.”–Norton Cybercrime ReportLooking for love? Want to be rich? Crave celebrity gossip? The psychology of fraud hasn’t changed. What’s new is the extent fraudsters are using social media.Some scammers use a variation of a traditional scam, and others use social media to create new...

3D Printers: Should Brand Owners Be Worried?

3D printing marks a new wave of printing technology that has wide-reaching implications on both sides of the law.The impact of this technology on intellectual rights is significant. 3D printing is becoming more affordable for businesses, consumers and counterfeiters. This presents a new challenge, for brand owners, in the fight against counterfeiting.3D printing can...

Understanding Net Neutrality

“Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all at stake in this fight."–Eric Schmidt, Google CEOWhat is net neutrality?Net neutrality is a principle that specifies that Internet service providers (ISPs) should only be allowed to move data, meaning they should treat all data that’s on the Internet equally.As such, ISPs, like AT&T...

The Future of the Internet

"[The Internet of the future] isn't focused around a computer, but is instead 'everywhere,' in every device, on every person, accessible at every location. It's not a place you go; it's a layer behind everything you do.”–Ben Parr, co-founder of DominateFund The Internet will be accessed using a natural user interface (NUI) like in Minority Report, be...