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Durham Police Confirms it used Clearview AI Facial Recognition Technology

Four police forces in the GTA have confirmed their use of the controversial technology. From: Toronto Star Durham Regional Police have confirmed that their officers used the controversial Clearview AI facial recognition technology. Clearview AI uses images scraped from social media and other websites to cross-reference uploaded images of people. The system reportedly has three…Continue readingDurham Police Confirms it used Clearview AI Facial Recognition Technology

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Teen Hacked Apple Twice Hoping to get Job.

Teen hacked Apple twice hoping to get job but got caught by FBI and police. A 17-year-old Australian boy accused of hacking Apple twice in an effort to get a job has pleaded guilty to multiple computer hacking charges. The teenager hacked into Apple’s mainframe in December 2015 and then once more in early 2017…Continue readingTeen Hacked Apple Twice Hoping to get Job.

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Huge CenturyLink Outage Caused by Bad Networking Card in Colorado

A widespread outage on CenturyLink’s cloud network that lasted almost two days and hampered emergency phone service in Washington and other states was caused by a faulty network management card, according to a customer notice. Brian Krebs, a veteran security journalist, posted a copy of a notice sent to CenturyLink’s “core customers” to his Twitter…Continue readingHuge CenturyLink Outage Caused by Bad Networking Card in Colorado

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Ontario Taking Immediate Action to Replace the Province’s Crumbling Public Safety Radio Network

RELEASE – Ontario’s Government for the People is taking immediate action to keep Ontarians safe and protect communities by replacing the province’s crumbling Public Safety Radio Network, which frontline and emergency responders rely on during emergencies. “This modernization project is long overdue,” said Premier Ford. “Our frontline and emergency responders need to have reliable, modern…Continue readingOntario Taking Immediate Action to Replace the Province’s Crumbling Public Safety Radio Network

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Slow phone or computer? How to avoid getting ‘cryptojacked’

By Josh Elliott/Global News – Your computer or smartphone might be helping criminals crank out thousands of dollars in online currency, and you wouldn’t even know it. A new hacking tool known as “cryptojacking” is on the rise, and it threatens to secretly use your computer to generate online money for cybercriminals. In the latest case, the Russian…Continue readingSlow phone or computer? How to avoid getting ‘cryptojacked’

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Dangerous Street Drug Suspected In Northumberland

Northumberland – The Northumberland OPP is warning the public about a new synthetic street drug called “Flakka” suspected to be circulating in Northumberland County. Some call it the “zombie” drug because it turns it’s victims into zombies. This drug is being sold on the streets as Xanax according to police. “Flakka” is a designer drug…Continue readingDangerous Street Drug Suspected In Northumberland

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Teen Sexually Assaulted At Oshawa Centre

Oshawa – Police are investigating a report that a teenager was sexually assaulted by a stranger at the Oshawa Centre. The young woman was walking in the mall with a friend around 5 p.m., June 30 when she was approached by a suspect who touched her inappropriately, Durham police said. The male followed the victim…Continue readingTeen Sexually Assaulted At Oshawa Centre

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Port Hope Police Issue Warning

Robert Washburn – Concerns were raised after a Port Hope woman was woken up during the night after she heard someone at the back door of her Trefusis Street home Monday night. The woman through it was a neighbour and went back to sleep. She spoke with her neighbour the next day to learn it was…Continue readingPort Hope Police Issue Warning