Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media

Canadians who make large cash transactions, international wire transfers or win big at the casino could end up with a federal agency scrutinizing their Facebook pages and other social media posts, CBC News has learned. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), the federal government body charged with monitoring financial transactions to detect money laundering […]

Canadian Pospisil stuns world No. 1 Murray at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, CALIF.—Andy Murray was stunned in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open by a man ranked 128 places below him, losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil on Saturday night. It was, without a doubt, the biggest singles victory of Pospisil’s career. The Vancouver native’s best accomplishment in tennis to […]

‘Bandi’ describes North Korea in fiction for first time

The fact that The Accusation is the first work of fiction to be smuggled out of North Korea, and had to be published under a pseudonym (“Bandi” means “firefly”) because the writer still lives there, gives some indication of just how different, and dangerous, a world North Korea is, even beyond headline-gathering incidents such as […]

Caterpillar denies skirting tax laws

WASHINGTON—Caterpillar, a week after its headquarters and other facilities were raided by a number of federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, denied that it had broken any federal tax laws. “The IRS has challenged Caterpillar’s taxes for years 2007—2012,” the company said Friday. “We disagree with the IRS’ position, have co-operated for requests for […]

How crooks are getting better at imitating texts, emails from banks

How crooks are getting better at imitating texts, emails from banks

As criminals use emails and texts to phish for people’s personal information in hopes of robbing bank accounts, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the average customer to know what is legitimate communication from their bank and what is not. “They [scammers] are much better at targeting their audiences now and doing a lot better job of making […]

Video: Democrat Rep Maintains That Debunked Trump ‘Pissgate’ Dossier Is “Absolutely True”

Everyone’s favourite loony Democrat Maxine Waters was given yet more air time by MSNBC Thursday, and she told viewers that the completely unsubstantiated and debunked allegations about President Trump meeting with Russian hookers is “absolutely true”. When asked if she believed anything about the dossier, reportedly faked by a former British intelligence operative, Waters said […]

Brier favourites poised for playoffs

Brier favourites poised for playoffs

The pre-tournament favourites are playing like contenders this week at the Tim Hortons Brier. The round robin has essentially gone as expected at Mile One Centre with top skips like Brad Gushue, Kevin Koe, Mike McEwen and Brad Jacobs battling for position near the top of the leaderboard. Jean-Michel Menard and John Morris were also in the playoff hunt heading into […]

Safety a ‘priority’ says developer amid outcry over highrise project beside school

The developer of a controversial 35-storey tower next to Toronto’s oldest elementary school says relocation of the 500 students isn’t necessary during construction because safety is “our number one priority.” “At no time have we considered it necessary for there to be any student relocation during the construction process,” Nathan Katz, senior vice-president of planning […]