Skyway Recommended August 13th to August 19th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

Day 4 Blogg: The screw that (almost) screwed the whole Apple community

Have you heard the phrase ”That’s true because I saw it on TV” at some point? It was often the truth in the old days when people only had the TV or newspaper to relate to. What you saw or read was the truth, although it obviously always wasn’t so. Read More…

Gizmodo: iOS Encryption Is So Good, Not Even the NSA Can Hack It

When you think of an encrypted device that would cause the NSA to throw its hands up and give up trying to crack it, you imagine some industrial grade server, possibly made by IBM. What you don’t expect is a smartphone that can be purchased for a hundred bucks. But the rise of AES hardware encryption in devices such as the iPhone and BlackBerry has made it all but impossible for the government forensic experts to extract desired info. Read More…

Business in Vancouver: CRTC orders Telus to explain its foreign ownership

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ordered Telus (TSX:T) to open up its books and explain just how it calculates the foreign ownership composition on its stock. Read More…

NY Times BITS Blog: Company Denies Role in Recently Uncovered Spyware

An executive at Gamma Group, a British company that sells surveillance technologies, denied on Wednesday that a spyware program running on servers in 11 countries is part of his company’s product line. Read More…

IT World Canada: CIRA investigating dot-ca phishing scammers

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is working with police to investigate a phishing scam that targeted dot-ca domain owners, according to its CEO Byron Holland. The PayPal page set up by the scammers to collect payments from unsuspecting Web site owners has also been taken down, Holland says. Last week, CIRA posted a warning that a site called Renewdomain.ca was sending out fake e-mail renewal notices to dot-ca registrants. Read More…


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