Data Security in a Growing ‘Internet of Things’

17 April 2016

You lock your doors, set your alarm, shred unnecessary papers with personal information on them, but did you know that your connected devices could make all your preparations useless? Last year, owners of Samsung Smart TVs found themselves faced with a worrisome reality nestled deep within their televisions’ privacy policy. In the section discussing the Read More…

What Do Employers See When They Check Your Credit Report?

10 April 2016

When Canadians apply for a new job, most expect they will be interviewed, someone will contact their references and even that they will be subject to a criminal background check. What far fewer anticipate, however, is that many employers will also check applicants’ credit reports before bringing them on board. Although many job seekers may Read More…

MasterCard Using Biometric Payments to Combat Fraud

10 April 2016

At a time when payment technology is changing as rapidly as it takes to swipe the credit card in your wallet, many consumers are worried about how new payment methods will handle the threat of fraud. While it would certainly be exciting to pay for things using your car or even just your voice, as Read More…

New Mobile Pay Service Comes to Canadian Credit Unions

3 April 2016

Since Apple launched its mobile wallet in late 2014, then dubbed 2015 the “year of Apple Pay,” mobile payments have taken off. In the months that followed, companies like Google and Samsung released their own mobile payment solutions, suggesting that in time, every smartphone will sport the functionality of a credit or debit card. However, Read More…

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