Google will be using a new text message standard to create a new messaging service. Problem is, the new standard is not end-to-end encrypted.
Finally. After years of obfuscation, the RCMP have admitted they are using invasive surveillance devices known as IMSI-catchers or Stingrays to spy on Canadians' cellphones.
The time is ripe, it seems to me, for assessing the deep change brought by the Internet era. It's ripe because, now, there's a generation grown up entirely within that era.
The Vancouver police refuses to confirm or deny that they have the StingRay, a surveillance device that mimics a cellphone tower to gain access to all cellphones in the area.
Isn't it time that we come to understand smartphones and their use in social situations as a part of the social fabric, not a tear in it?
If you're a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don't need an official report to tell you that you're paying way over the odds.
Canadians pay some of the highest telecom prices in the industrialized world.
Author Cathi Bond interviews children's entertainer and writer Raffi Cavoukian to get a more in depth look into his book #lightwebdarkweb and how social media affects children.