In a move showing it looks beyond Silicon Valley to fill gaps, Google is also tapping into centers of higher learning for acquisitions.
That can be seen through the Internet giant's newly-revealed purchase of DNNresearch Inc., a company spawned from the computer science department at the University of Toronto.
If you can't beat 'em, hire 'em.
The firm that runs a community college website was so impressed with a student accused of hacking the portal it offered him a job. Skytech Communications, which manages the Dawson College website, made the offer to Ahmed Al-Khabaz after his expulsion came to light this week.
An Ontario judge has refused a US request for unfettered access to the data on Megaupload servers hosted in Canada. The ruling is another sign that overseas courts are not giving US officials the degree of deference they've grown accustomed to in this case under US law.
About 1,000 federal and provincial officials were victimized by December's vast cyber-theft of five million emails and other customer data from a private U.S. global intelligence firm, according to a federal memo obtained by Bloomberg News.
Almost 900 federal workers and 109 Ontario government officials were affected when computers owned by Texas-based Strategic Forecasting Inc. were hacked, says the Jan. 9 Public Safety Canada memo obtained under Access to Information.
Nearly half of Canadian businesses that handle customers' personal information in digital form fail to use appropriate tools and practices to protect sensitive data, according to a survey commissioned by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.