Guests spoke to student journalists about privacy in a time of extreme surveillance.
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Ryerson students are at war. In fact, any individual with a mobile and computing device is at war. While the battleground of this conflict does not exist, it has the potential to compromise everything from our Twitter passwords to our social insurance numbers to our very identities. Last week, Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS) launched a new initiative to […]
For an industry that serves as an influential channel of information, journalism still needs to tighten its laces and make vigorous strides when it comes to stories that focus on marginalized groups.
Ryerson’s privacy chief says she’s “disturbed” by television sets that can listen to their owner’s conversations. According to Ann Cavoukian, executive director of Ryerson’s Privacy and Big Data Institute and Ontario’s former privacy commissioner, Canada’s private sector privacy laws need to be revised to reign in the capabilities of smart devices. Earlier this month, the Daily Beast discovered one sentence […]
Let’s face it, for most of us in university, our top priorities include academics, socializing and making it home to catch our favourite TV show. Personal health only really comes into that mix when it threatens our productivity. Over the past two weeks, I noticed I was having some sort of allergic reaction on my neck. Eventually I got tired […]
Car insurance companies are starting to offer new technology that could mean big savings for university-aged drivers. The technology, known as telematics, (information technology enabling the long distance transmission of data) is part of new usage-based auto insurance being offered for drivers in Ontario. “Innovative programs like this is something insurers are looking at to attract business,” said Pete Karageorgos, […]