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Eastern Ontario Regional Network welcomes broadband commitment

The Ontario Government is making a $2.8 billion investment to improve broadband access across Ontario. This historic funding commitment by the province builds on previous investments, and brings Ontario’s overall investment in broadband to nearly $4 billion over six years. “Reliable broadband will be key to the economic recovery from

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MOH, OPP assisting in investigation of suspected ransomware attack at Kingston hospital

A number of government agencies are assisting in the investigation into a suspected ransomware attack at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, according to the Ministry of Health. “The Ministry of Health is aware of a potential REvil Ransomware incident at Kingston Health Science Centre. Kingston Health Science Centre is continuing to

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Contact tracing apps ‘fundamentally flawed’ for controlling COVID-19

A computing expert from Queen’s University says mobile contact tracing apps simply aren’t useful for managing the spread of COVID-19. “The thing is, these just can’t work,” said David Skillicorn, a professor of computing at Queen’s University. Contact tracing apps use a phone’s Bluetooth mechanism to alert people when they’ve

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Motives unclear as cyber attack shuts down RMC network

Kingston’s Royal Military College is one of four military training schools in Canada targeted in a mysterious cyber attack. Discovered on the morning of Friday, Jul. 3, 2020, the attack has temporarily disabled the University’s online network. “It looks like all their core systems got hit,” said David Skillicorn, a

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Locally-founded boating navigation app aims to help boaters during COVID-19

As an avid boater of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands himself, Adam Allore wanted to keep the community aspect of boating alive during the restrictions put in place during COVID-19. According to Allore, the founder and CEO of Wavve, a mobile app that helps recreational boaters navigate

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Fusix picks up where Computer Depot left off

Have you heard of Fusix Corporation? They’re a computer store and network cabling business, among other things. Fusix’s recently-opened storefront can be found in the plaza at 1407 John Counter Blvd. While Fusix has been around in name for 18+ years, this is their debut storefront location. All the employees

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Police release top 10 Canadian frauds of 2019

Kingston Police have released information from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) regarding the most common and damaging fraud schemes of 2019. According to police, the CAFC received 46,465 fraud reports from Canadian consumers and businesses in 2019. The total reported losses from these scams were $96,163,328.64. The following are the

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Kingston native’s company wins Queen’s UPStart Venture Challenge

It’s not all that common for the founder and CEO of a company to be able to say that company is “Kingston approved,” but for Kerri-Lynn McAllister, when she talks about her company, Pawzy, it’s 100 per cent true. That’s because McAllister’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel is named after the

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Queen’s Innovation Centre hosts pitch competition

Sixteen entrepreneurial teams will be fighting for the chance to win up to $100,000 in funding at the Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition finals hosted by the Queen’s Innovation Centre on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.  The event is Kingston’s largest pitch competition, and participating start-ups and non-profits will compete to take

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Police warn parents of concerns with Cake live stream video chat app

Kingston Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection have partnered to alert parents about the app Cake through the Cybertip.ca program. With a significant volume of sexual content, Cake poses risks for teens. It is listed on the Google Play app store as “cake- live video chat dating” and

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Local startup connects research studies with participants

Meet two Queen’s grads on a mission to shake up the medical industry and grow Kingston’s reputation as a medical research powerhouse: Brooke Resendes and Luc Pelletier’s startup Research Stream helps hospitals and research institutions find people for research studies. Research Stream is a web platform that makes signing up

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