New deal with Sidewalk Labs a huge win, says Waterfront Toronto’s privacy consultant

Barely 24 hours ago, Waterfront Toronto’s privacy consultant Ann Cavoukian was shocked to find out about a confidential Sidewalk Labs document from 2016 that highlighted the Google-affiliated development company’s original plans for Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The document, also known as the “yellow book” according to reporting from the Globe and Mail, included plans – which […]

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32,000+ WiFi Routers Potentially Exposed to New Gafgyt Variant

Researchers detect an updated Gafgyt variant that targets flaws in small office and home wireless routers from Zyxel, Huawei, and Realtek. A newly discovered variant of the Gafgyt Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is attempting to infect connected devices, specifically small office and home wireless routers from brands that include Zyxel, Huawei, and Realtek. Gafgyt […]

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Ransomware: The Digital Plague that Still Persists

Ransomware began its reign of cyber terror in 1989 and remains a serious and dangerous threat today. In layman’s terms, ransomware is malware that employs encryption to lock users out of their devices or block access to critical data or files. A sum of money, or ransom, is then demanded in return for access to […]

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Comparing the Different Types of Native JavaScript Popups

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Build a 100% Serverless REST API with Firebase Functions & FaunaDB

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Forget Trick or Treat, Here Are 5 Horrifying Technologies That Should Really Scare You!

Recent developments in AI have transformed our view of the future, and from certain angles, it doesn’t look pretty. Are we facing total annihilation? Slavery and subjugation? Or could a manmade super-intelligence save us from ourselves? You know, I remember the good old days when all you had to worry about at Halloween was how […]

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Deepfakes: When seeing isn’t believing

Is the world as we know it ready for the real impact of deepfakes? Deepfakes are rapidly becoming easier and quicker to create and they’re opening a door into a new form of cybercrime. Although the fake videos are still mostly seen as relatively harmful or even humorous, this craze could take a more sinister […]

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