Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages

In the Supreme Court of Canada’s case of R v. Telus, a 5-2 decision was made that law enforcement need wiretap authorization to intercept text (SMS) messages. No longer will a search warrant suffice. You can read the Canadian Civil Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages

If you use SSL, cURL up and VERIFYPEERS

Reader level: Techy/Sysadmin My friend KevinSMcArthur announced over a year ago at an Ideas Meeting that he had found an interesting information security flaw which he described as fairly large and at the class level. I enquired further and pressed for Continue reading If you use SSL, cURL up and VERIFYPEERS

Happy Data Privacy Day 2013!

According to Wikipedia, the purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is currently ‘celebrated’ in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. For Data Privacy Day 2013, I have only two requests. They should take Continue reading Happy Data Privacy Day 2013!