Switchin’ to glide: manual control a must in self-driving cars

The cars of the future will remove the human component, driving more safely and efficiently – until something goes wrong

Switchin’ to glide: manual control a must in self-driving carsAuto technology has steadily taken more control from drivers and the cars of the future are almost here. So it's time to talk about how that future should be shaped and managed. And how humans must maintain ultimate control. One hundred years ago, we started cars with a hand crank. Fifty years ago, we manually…

How cyber safe is your municipality?

IT dangers are everywhere. But municipalities – and other levels of government – do too little to be prepared for inevitable failures

How cyber safe is your municipality?By Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group and Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist There’s a line item missing from your town’s budget. It’s missing from all government budgets. It should be called Digital Liability. Even city budget chiefs and national finance officials aren’t dealing with the dangers and vulnerabilities of cyber space. Here’s an example. Your…

The modern, efficient criminal is digitally casing you

You're being tracked, watched, listened to – and you're just living a normal life. The threat of a personal data breach is real and constant

The modern, efficient criminal is digitally casing youBy Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group and Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist “I don’t have anything to hide,” say many social media users and online shoppers. But most of us do have something to hide – we just aren’t sure what it is. You pass by hospitals and supermarkets. You may also pass a university…

Big threats to personal privacy in the era of big data

The modern politician, even in a democracy, can now be almost certain to know how you voted by adding up what’s known about you

Big threats to personal privacy in the era of big dataBy Allan Bonner Columnist and Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group In the days before computers, politicians still had a way to determine how much help they’d give you. If you asked for a favour, many would look you up on the voter rolls to see if you’d voted. If so, there was at least a…

Solving the identity theft puzzle will take teamwork

Collaboration among business and all levels of government can mean more secure transactions and a significant drop in identity theft

Solving the identity theft puzzle will take teamworkBy Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist and Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group It’s easier than ever to spend money. In fact, it’s become quite fashionable. Take Apple Watch. Pressing twice on the side of the device lets the user choose a virtual credit card of choice. The user completes the transaction simply by positioning the…