Spam texts from political parties – what you need to know

Spam texts from political parties – what you need to know

Many Canadians were surprised this weekend when their phones were buzzed by an incoming spam text from an unexpected political source. The Conservative Party of Canada mass-texted millions of randomly generated phone numbers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, telling recipients that gasoline prices were about to spike and they should fill up. The texts were […]

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health

Canada and China are partnering on a five-year project to enhance mental health treatment through the use of smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records. The $ 2.15 million split-funded project, called EMBED, will be announced later today on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam and aims to close the mental health […]

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 […]