Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management
By February 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management

Kickstarter was hacked earlier today, providing yet another opportunity to review good password management habits and tools.

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By August 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Marketing paparazzi

I’ll be chatting with CTV News Channel’s Todd van der Heyden about Facedeals later this afternoon. In case you hadn’t heard, Facedeals (being promoted by Nashville ad agency Redpepper) is designed to connect with Facebook to automate the process of location check-in and connecting the business and patron to dispense deals. The technology hinges on a […]

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Privacy, tracking and targeted marketing in the digital economy
By December 6, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Privacy, tracking and targeted marketing in the digital economy

I was asked to comment on a speech Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart gave this morning at the Marketing and the Law Conference in Toronto. The speech was called Respecting Privacy Rights in the World of Online Behavioural Advertising, the full text of which can be found here. Specifically, I was asked if Ms. Stoddart’s “apocalyptic” view […]

Has Facebook been hacked?
By April 23, 2008 22 Comments Read More →

Has Facebook been hacked?

In the last twelve hours I’ve received several identical (and supposedly personal) Facebook messages from legitimate friends urging me to check out an application that will identify who has a crush on me by sending text messages to my phone (I can only imagine the flood of spam and advertisements that this service has in […]

A great discussion on social media culture and privacy
By March 14, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

A great discussion on social media culture and privacy

I attended the Facing up to Facebook session at the University of Ottawa, yesterday. It was a panel discussion with Law and Technology Faculty Professors Jeremy de Beer, Ian Kerr, Jane Bailey, Val Steeves and Michael Geist and it was moderated by Andy Kaplan-Myrth. The discussion was lively and informative and had a unique mix […]

Facebook Privacy petition group hits 10,141 members
By November 22, 2007 5 Comments Read More →

Facebook Privacy petition group hits 10,141 members

As of this morning, the Petition: Facebook, stop invading my privacy! group has 10,141 members. At some point the group should get the attention of the powers-that-be of Facebook and their advertisers. I have joined the group and signed the associated petition because I can see how Facebook is bending a number of social rules […]

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