Stop Trespassing and Avoid Mobs from Pokemon Go

Jason Jubinville#breaking, Educational

Security, trespassing and Pokemon GO.   Pokemon GO has without a doubt, captured the minds of the world. http://www.pokemongo.com/ The virtual reality application has skyrocketed to chart-topping levels in both the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store … and it’s only available in a handful of countries so far. But it’s not all fun and games. For those who haven’t … Read More

Echosec tops the charts for Innovative Company in Victoria

Paula HingleyGeneral, Media

Echosec Systems took home the award for ‘Innovative Excellence – Software or Service’ at this year’s VIATEC awards. The sold-out event drew 800+ attendees to celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s most influential companies and entrepreneurs. VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology, and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Their mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge, and … Read More

Using Social Media to Tell a Good Story

Paula HingleyEducational

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As I write this, I’m trying to remember the last time I wrote and sent an actual letter written on paper. Social media has drastically changed the way we interact. We respond to party invitations online, we react to our friend’s posts with “Likes” and Emojis, and generally communicate with friends and family in an entirely new way. For example, … Read More

Public WIFI Security – What are you sharing?

EchosecEducational, Privacy

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An interesting read from Maurits Martijn exploring public WiFi security reveals just how easy it is for a skilled hacker to exploit you and ruin your life if they so choose. The author shares the experience of spending time with an “Ethical Hacker” in an Internet cafe in Amsterdam, to see how simply one can fool the masses by exploiting … Read More

Echosec Recognized as Finalist in 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

EchosecMedia

Echosec is the next generation of search that connects you with billions of pictures and posts made by millions of people, which never normally make it to common search engines. Victoria, BC, Canada, May 25, 2016 — Echosec Systems Ltd., is pleased to announce they have been selected as finalists in two categories for the annual VIATEC technology awards. The … Read More

5 Tools to Improve Smartphone Security

EchosecEducational

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Since the dawn of the smartphone, it seems as if digital communication has become more common than face-to-face interactions. It is not uncommon for one person to have two computers, a tablet, and a smartphone. In this increasingly tech-reliant world, how secure is that constant stream of data travelling between all of these devices? While up-to-date tech is crucial to … Read More

What is Hacking? How Does it Work?

Jason JubinvilleEducational

HACKING HAPPENS In our era of “Internet everything,” it is safe to assume that all services are going to be the target of malicious users. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. BUT…HOW…? And what IS hacking anyway?

How do I Emoji? :S

Tylynn HaddowEducational

Technology has revolutionized the way we communicate every day, and continues to do so. The vast majority of us are constantly sending emails and text messages. To add additional context and personality to these messages, most new devices are packaged with a huge library of small, whimsical pictures – emojis.The appeal is clear. Why use words when you can send … Read More

Eyewitness Accounts and Breaking News – Perception Is Everything

Nancy PaineEducational

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Our perceptions are as unique as our fingerprints. Journalists know first-hand that eyewitness accounts are not objective. When news breaks, each eyewitness will have a different view of what they’ve seen or experienced.  “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher Good journalism requires accurately navigating multiple perspectives in order to … Read More

What is Sina Weibo? China’s Most Popular Social Media Network

Kira KirkEducational, Feeds, General

What is Sina Weibo? Everything You Need to Know There are more than 590 million Internet users in China. They are all blocked from accessing the most popular social media networks. This includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and VK. Why Should You Care? Blocking this many users from accessing popular social media networks means that the largest nation in the … Read More