Post Tagged with: "privacy"

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How to report the facts when sources ask for privacy?

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.

by Alannah Kavanagh· · Editorial
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
Ann Cavoukian was Ontario's former information and privacy commissioner. (Courtesy Laurelrusswurm / WIkimedia Commons)

Ann Cavoukian: Samsung SmartTV ‘snooping’ shows privacy laws need update

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 […]

by Eman Ali· · News
Privacy should be priority in clinics

Privacy should be priority in clinics

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 […]

by Astoria Luzzi· · Opinion, Voices

Interactive: Tech monitors driving habits, may save students on insurance

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, […]