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Former Twitter Exec appointed chief communications officer at Tools for Humanity

Rebecca Hahn, a former Twitter communications executive, has been named chief of communications of Tools for Humanity, the...

Breaking news: Federal privacy commissioner’s investigation into OpenAI expands

Three provincial privacy commissioners are joining the federal privacy commissioner’s office in investigating the practices of ChatGPT creator OpenAI. Federal privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne made the announcement today in a keynote speech at the annual symposium of the Canadian branch of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Toronto. Dufrense announced his office had

Chinese hackers compromised U.S. critical infrastructure, says Microsoft

Five Eyes intelligence co-operative also issues report with advice for infosec pros to prevent in

10-year-old girl spends over £2,500 on Roblox

A 10-year-old girl from Denbighshire reportedly spent more than £2,500 on the gaming website Roblox. She carefully changed the password on her family's iPad...

OpenAI introduces “Shared Links” feature for ChatGPT conversations

OpenAI has introduced "shared links" for its ChatGPT language model. This feature produces a unique URL, allowing users...

Dell beats profit estimates in Q1

After a drop in demand, Dell exceeded earnings estimates in the first quarter, indicating a brighter future for...

WordPress fixes critical Jetpack plugin vulnerability

WordPress has addressed a critical flaw discovered in the Jetpack plugin, which had the potential to enable authors...

Google raises concerns over Microsoft’s restrictive cloud licensing policies

In a public outcry against Microsoft, Google has joined the chorus of complaints regarding the alleged restrictive cloud...

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Canada to create cyber security certification for defence purchases

Organizations that want to sell software and hardware to the Canadian defence department will soon have to meet requirements of a new cyber security certification program. Defence Minister Anita Anand said today the government is creating a Canadian program for cyber security certification that will result in mandatory certification requirements in select federal defence contracts

Hackers hunting for exposed Apache NiFi, warns SANS Institute

An attacker leveraging misconfigured servers can access all data processed by NiFi. Read how, and what to d

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VezaDigital names OpenAI as fastest growing website

According to VezaDigital research, OpenAI's website,, is the...

Vestager aims to establish code of conduct for artificial intelligence

Margrethe Vestager, European Union's tech chief, has announced intentions...

CrowdStrike introduces Charlotte AI, to enhance cybersecurity offerings

CrowdStrike has unveiled its latest addition to the product...

AI experts advocate mitigating extinction risk

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has joined forces with scientists...

Nvidia CEO unveils AI supercomputer DGX GH200

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has unveiled the DGX GH200,...


China’s Cyberspace Administration shuts down over 100,000 accounts over fake news

China's Cyberspace Administration (CAC) has initiated a comprehensive effort...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, April 28, 2023

This episode includes a discussion on the merits of the supervised super-penetration tests major Canadian banks and insurance companies will have

Investors believes TikTok ban could benefit Meta, Google, and Snapchat

According to CFRA, investors believe that the proposal to...

White House unveils new National Cybersecurity Strategy for the U.S.

To address the growing threat of cyberattacks, the White...

Google monopolizes online advertising, U.S. alleges in antitrust lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department and eight U.S. states are suing Google for allegedly monopolizing online advertising. The complaint, filed Tuesday in Virginia, alleges that Google monopolizes key digital advertising technologies, collectively referred to as the “ad tech stack,” that website publishers depend on to sell ads and that advertisers rely on to buy ads and


Reverse ATMs becomes solution for cashless business

To accommodate the expanding number of cashless companies, reverse...

Shopify teams up with Melio to launch bill pay tool

Melio, a B2B payments firm, has teamed with Shopify...

Federal Budget 2023: Millions to fight foreign interference, threats and covert activities

A new National Counter-Foreign Interference Office will be created if the bud

Fintech Plaid adds identity verification to Canadian service

A U.S.-based data aggregator that allows consumers to connect their accounts with a variety of financial institutions through one app has now added its identity verification service for Canadian organizations. Last week, Plaid Financial began offering its Identity Verification and Monitor, a global verification and know-your-customer (KYC) solution, to help digital finance apps and services

Companies Opt For Lower Valuation To Attract Funding

Companies are opting for a lower valuation to attract...


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