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Phishing Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2015 4:32:19 PM / by Spencer Antaya posted in Business, customer service, General, High Speed Internet, phishing, Residential, scam, Technical, Teksavvy

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Did you know that when you are on the Internet, it’s always phishing season? You won’t be catching any perch, but you will definitely be having shiny toys dangled in front of you to try to bait and lure you in. Believe it or not, there are people on the Internet always at the ready to take advantage of you.

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The phishing's fine at the Justice Department

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, customer service, Residential

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All companies and government offices work diligently to provide and deploy the best and most up-to-date security on the market. Canada's Justice Department operates no differently and, following some internal testing, they are taking a long look at employee email habits.

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Commerce électronique : un net avantage pour augmenter vos ventes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2014 10:00:03 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, www.bdc.ca

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D'après la firme Forrester Research, les consommateurs canadiens ont dépensé 20 milliards de dollars en ligne en 2013. De plus, les ventes en ligne devraient atteindre 34 milliards de dollars en 2018.

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Médias sociaux : comment gérer les commentaires?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2014 10:00:51 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, http://www.omsrp.com.ulaval.ca/recherches-et-publi

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De plus en plus d'entreprises utilisent les médias sociaux pour rejoindre les consommateurs.  Il s'agit d'un moyen très économique, par exemple une page Facebook pour les entreprises, où il est possible de parler des produits, des nouveautés et des promotions.

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Are Canadians crowdfunding?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2014 10:00:18 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, High Usage Rate

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We no longer live in a time when, if an organization needs to raise money, workers go door-to-door asking for donations. While individuals might still see nonprofit employees with clipboards asking for signups in public areas or commercials for fundraising events on television, it seems as if charities are jumping on the bandwagon and joining the rest of the world in the Digital Age.

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Businesses and consumers prepare for the Internet of Things

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2014 10:00:55 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, internet service providers, unlimited internet

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To say that the Internet has revolutionized the way that people connect, communicate and do business on a global scale would be putting it lightly - the movement is still gaining momentum as more people plug into the Web via a range of personal devices every day. But the functionality of this worldwide phenomenon doesn't stop there. According to Dynamic Business, the Internet of Things is quickly becoming the new standard of connectivity, synchronizing everything from smartphones and tablets to household appliances, family vehicles and even wearable tech such as watches and glasses.

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The constantly changing face of Canadian e-commerce

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2014 10:10:55 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, High Usage Rate

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As anyone who's even been interested in commerce - whether they're shopping for movies, clothes, electronics, furniture or almost anything else - knows, trends are constantly changing. Overall preferences shift every couple of months, adding up to considerable changes every few years.

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Did a Canadian court just restrict free speech?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2014 10:00:49 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, customer service

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The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled recently that the ubiquitous Google had to take down entire domain listings from its search engines. This has caught the attention of free speech advocates around the world. At issue was a trade secret battle between two companies involving design thefts and sales. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently outlined the suit and said the complainant blamed Google for the sale of the proprietary product by allowing it on the search engine. The judge agreed and ordered Google to take down the offending domains, not just across the provinces but around the world.

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Canadians receive increased privacy protection

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2014 10:00:27 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, Business Services 2, Residential

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In a landmark decision, Canada's highest court ruled that police must obtain a warrant to uncover citizens' anonymous activities on the Internet. The ruling bars Internet Service Providers from unveiling personal customer information to cops making a verbal request for such data. CBC News reported that the information is provided regularly now and has been throughout the recent past.

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Mobile phones and check cashing. Easy and safe?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2014 10:00:18 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, Business Services 1, Residential

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New apps for your mobile phone are making it easier to cash a check but is it safer than going to the bank to get your money?  New guidelines established by the Canadian Payments Association allow Canadians to take a picture of their check via mobile phone and then send that off to the bank.

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