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A Handy Guide for Not Getting Blackmailed Over Your Nudes

Sexting is never easy. Here’s how to prevent it from becoming a national disaster, like for example, if you are a prominent politician like Tony Clement.
Mica Lemiski
11.8.18
News

There's a Spike of Sextortion Incidents in This Canadian City

Burnaby, British Columbia, has faced two dozen reports in just three months.
Allison Tierney
8.30.18
cybercrime

A Former Hacker Shares the Most Twisted Things He Did

By 2006, he was on America’s most wanted list. Today, Brett Johnson protects others from the crimes he helped pioneer.
Andrea Au
4.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The US Just Slapped Sanctions on Russia for Election Hacks

The government also released an intelligence report that connects pieces of code used in the hack with Russian spy agencies.
Mike Pearl
12.29.16
News

Hacker Sends Toronto Woman Creepy Pictures of Herself Taken Through Her Own Webcam

And to make matters worse, the police reaction suggests they are not taking a disturbing invasion of privacy very seriously.
Brigitte Noël
7.31.15
News

Is Changing Your Teacher's Desktop Wallpaper Really a Felony?

An attorney at the advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the case against 14-year-old Florida boy Domanik Green "crazy."
Mike Pearl
4.14.15
News

We Learned Very Little about Canada’s Cybersurveillance Agency, CSEC, in 2014

Except for a new report, which shows they joke about monitoring hockey fans.
Patrick McGuire
12.29.14
News

The FBI Says That North Korea Was Behind the Sony Hack

A Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy has now officially sparked an international incident.
Allie Conti
12.19.14
tech

Did a North Korean Hacker Just Tell Us to Go Fuck Ourselves?

While speculation grows about who hacked Sony Pictures and published tens of gigabytes of their confidential information, a hacker from the team responsible has claimed they're North Korean and told us to go fuck ourselves.
Patrick McGuire
12.4.14
News

Hackers Have Kept the Ottawa Police Website Offline for Seven Days

A hacking group named Aerith has forced the Ottawa Police to upgrade their website security, at a potentially hefty cost.
Judy Trinh
11.28.14
News

How Has the NSA Been Able to Spy on the BlackBerry Network?

BlackBerry plans to lay off 40% of its staff by the end of 2013 and recent Snowden leaks indicate that the NSA has been able to spy on the BlackBerry network. Could their massive business failures be related to their potential compliance with...
Patrick McGuire
9.19.13
News

Is CSEC, the Canadian Version of the NSA, Trustworthy?

With the whole world up in arms about the NSA's rampant surveillance of ordinary citizens, very little is known about CSEC, the Communications Security Establishment Canada, which has existed for 68 years, even though the government only acknowledged...
Patrick McGuire
9.4.13
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