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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 …

Information Security

Will 2014 be the beginning of the end for the password?

In 2013 Apple took a big step towards popularizing biometric authentication with the fingerprint scanner in its latest iPhone, and now the stage is …

Canada economy grows more than expected, boosting recovery hopes | News Home | Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian economy showed unexpected strength in October, growing for the fourth month in a row and boosting market hopes that the country might finally be shaking off the worst of the great recession.<p>A woman carries shopping bags during the Christmas shopping season in …

Economy

Year of the brain: Our most popular science stories of 2013

How poverty influences a child's brain development<p>Only 3 to 4 per cent of Canadian children are born with inherited differences that will limit their physical, emotional or intellectual growth, yet an average of 25 to 30 per cent exhibit some level of developmental vulnerability that could include …

Sleep Paralysis