Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

Articles by Howard Solomon

Canadian privacy czars release principles for responsible development of AI

The principles remind AI developers they have to follow Canadian data privacy laws

Nova Scotia privacy commissioner investigating provincial MOVEit hack

Data of at least 100,000 public servants and hospital staff was stolen

Small Canadian energy producer reports cybersecurity incident

Clearview Resources gave no details on how the attack has affected operations

MPs to investigate allegations “spyware” used against federal employees

Government MPs deny "spyware" is ever used, saying tools are for investigations of alleged misconduct. They also admit government departments might not have done privacy assessments of the tools as required

Generative AI increasingly used for threats to Canadian democracy: Report

Generative AI systems are increasingly being used by threat actors to influence elections around the world, including in Canada, says the latest report by...

AI systems with WMD power will be here soon, expert tells Canadian MPs

AI law should ban systems that introduce "extreme risks," expert testifies, Read why

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 6, 2023 – Warnings about Russian-based cyber attacks, and more

This episode reports on abuse of Go language repositories, unpatched Outlook servers targeted by Russian group, and more

Canadian law regulating social media platforms is needed fast, Parliament told

Act now or Canada risks being left behind by other countries, parliamentary committee told. Read why

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