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Facebook and smartphones narrowing the open web

The original open web known for its blinking text, pixelated images and blue hyperlinks was participatory. It was a production space where the people who enjoyed using it, also helped make it. “Back then it was messy and it was always broken and it was always really ugly,” Canadian journalist Sue Gardner says. The web was a space for free […]

A panel on cyber security was held at Ryerson Oct. 6. (Aengus Mulroney / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson expert warns of security risks in cloud computing

Ryerson’s chief information officer wants students and staff at the university to be cautious about sending confidential information using their school emails.   Brian Lesser said students and faculty should be mindful of the contents of their emails in light of the reality that government organizations could be monitoring online communications. Lesser made these remarks at an event held for […]

by Aengus Mulroney· · News, On Campus
Cloud Concerns: report says email outsourcing raises security risk

Cloud Concerns: report says email outsourcing raises security risk

A new report suggests that universities oursourcing their email service to Google — including Ryerson — are at risk of surveillance by foreign spy agencies.

by Aengus Mulroney· · News, Science & Technology
GMail, Calendar, Drive and Groups are the only Google apps available for use by Ryerson students.

Unlimited Google Drive storage set to come to Rye

Ryerson students might soon get unlimited data storage, thanks to an improved online service from Google Apps. In a bid to win over students and educators, the multinational tech corporation announced the new Google Drive for Education would no longer carry a limit of 30 gigabyte for its users, and just like the previous Drive, it’ll be free of charge. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
GMail, Calendar, Drive and Groups are the only Google apps available for use by Ryerson students.

GChat and Google Voice have yet to make it to Ryerson

Ryerson students and staff will have to wait a bit longer for an instant messaging system, according to the university’s director of computing and communication services (CCS). Google Chat, a popular instant messaging program in the Google Apps family available through Gmail, was intended to be a part of the initial rollout of Google Apps at Ryerson during the 2011-2012 […]