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Heartbleed is a sign that Internet security is getting better

How was a bug of the magnitude of Heartbleed introduced in the first place – and why did it take over two years to find?<p>It's easy to jump to nefarious conclusions – that intelligence agencies or ill-intentioned attackers surreptitiously slipped in the requisite code. But, the reality is, "writing …

The Heartbleed bug hit-list: how to best update all your passwords

As news broke this Monday of the Heartbleed bug, citizens of the Internet have been scrambling to discover just how many of their favourite sites and …

Canada’s fall in math-education ranking sets off alarm bells

Canada has dropped out of the top 10 in international math education standings, a decline that is raising alarms about the country's future prosperity.<p>Canada placed 13th overall in mathematics, down three spots from 2009 and six spots from 2006, in the latest results from the OECD's Programme for …

Inside the oil-shipping free-for-all that brought disaster to Lac-Mégantic

<i>An investigation into the disaster and its causes.</i><p>Long before disaster struck, the 5,900 residents of Lac-Mégantic had grown accustomed to the sight of large oil tankers rolling through their small, tightly knit community in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.<p>A shortage of oil pipelines in North …

New York Train Derailment: Investigation Looks At Reasons Behind Deadly Crash

YONKERS, N.Y. - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a …

Canadian dollar sinks below 94¢, with more room to fall

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, Dec, 2, 2013</i>.<p><b>Loonie sinks</b><br>The loonie continued to erode today (on Cyber Monday, of all days, when Canadians shopping online no doubt hoped their money bought more.)<p>It bounced around the 94-cent level and ended just shy of that.<p>The loonie, as …

You are wrong about 'selfies,' they are not proof of narcissism

For those who feel modern technology is both coarsening and cheapening modern life, what better rallying cry could there be than "Selfies at Funerals," a collection of teenagers taking self-portraits with their smartphones at occasions of mourning? And now that "selfie" has been named the word of …

TransCanada to spend $1.67-billion to build gas pipeline in northeastern B.C.

TransCanada Corp. expects to spend $1.67-billion to build a natural gas pipeline in northeastern British Columbia – a piece of infrastructure that could spur overseas exports.<p>The company wants to expand its north Montney pipeline network, and the proposed project would consist of two new pipeline …