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8 Things Not to Keep in Your Wallet this Holiday Season

You’re doing your holiday shopping in the midst of those distracting sales and crowds. You’re checking your gift lists (twice!) and your budget. You’re juggling bags and boxes. And you’re paying little attention to your purse or wallet. These are the moments when identity thieves will strike. “Pickpocketing can happen virtually anywhere, and people should […]

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Best Buy Customers Hit by Data Breach

Names and email addresses of Canadian and U.S. customers of Best Buy, some banks and other firms have been exposed in a data breach. Best Buy Canada and Victoria, B.C.-based AbeBooks were among the companies that sent emails Monday to Canadian customers informing them that hackers may have gained access to their files after a […]

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WikiLeaks Putting Lives at Risk

The State Department has warned the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks that its expected release of classified U.S. documents would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues. The department’s top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records […]

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Feds spend $90M over 5 years to protect cyberspace

The federal government has launched its cyber-security strategy, which will cost $90 million over five years. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis announced the launch Sunday at Ottawa Hydro as part of October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. “The Internet has become an invaluable tool for Canadian families, businesses and governments,” […]