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Over 800K Canadians involved in Uber hack

telecom | 12/12/2017 6:30 pm EST

The Canadian division of Uber Technologies Inc. said about 815,000 riders and drivers in Canada were affected by a breach late last year, according to a blog post on its website. The post notes that the number is an “approximation rather than an accurate and definitive...

Privacy commish to look at IoT privacy

telecom | 06/09/2015 8:30 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner will release a report on privacy issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT), according to its annual report released Tuesday. The office will release an introductory paper and “companion reports” on the tracking of retail purchasing decisions, and smart homes and devices, it said. Spokeswoman Tobi Cohen said in an email that the office “recently completed a priority-setting exercise aimed at setting a course for the next five years,” which identified IoT as “a key issue in two priority areas: the ‘economics of...