Canada’s ag industry would benefit from ‘cyber barn raising’ to protect farmers from online attacks: experts

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There’s an increasing amount of technology and data on farms and in the agricultural sector. But as farm equipment becomes more advanced and connected to the internet, there also are concerns they’ll become targets for cyberattacks, something that could also put Canada’s food security at risk. Ali Dehghantanha is a computer scientist at the University of Guelph and the… Read more »

Tech and toddlers: How Toronto’s daycares are going digital

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Source: Toronto Daily Star Date: April 29th, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/04/28/tech-and-toddlers-how-torontos-daycares-are-going-digital.html Discussion “Every child in the daycare program is entered into the software and parents receive invitations to HiMama, which they can access through our app or website, where they receive updates about their child and can message the child’s caregiver. ” What are some of the… Read more »

Russian internet users are learning how to beat Putin’s internet crackdown

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Source: CNN Date: March 24th, 2022 Link: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/12/tech/russia-internet-censorship-circumvention/index.html Discussion Make sure students understand that all a VPN does is to wrap internet traffic in encryption. As a result, no one can see what is being sent and received, as well as also hiding where and from where the traffic is going. ” Russian internet users also… Read more »

BBC News launches ‘dark web’ Tor mirror

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av-embeds/50150981/vpid/p044b1c2 The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts. The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web. The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship…. Read more »

Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

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TORONTO – Researchers at a Toronto-based tech laboratory have uncovered security vulnerabilities and censorship frameworks in an app all 2022 Beijing Olympics attendees must use. The Citizen Lab, a research institute at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy that studies spyware, found a “simple but devastating” flaw in the… Read more »

Tech trends in 2021: Fast planes and homeworking

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Next year could be uncomfortable for the bosses of the world’s biggest technology firms. Efforts are accelerating to curb the power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google owner Alphabet. Authorities, particularly in the US and Europe, are already getting tougher over competition issues and that is likely to be a key battleground in 2021. However,… Read more »