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Ashley Madison Hack Includes Hundreds of Gov’t Email Addresses. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Reaches Tentative Agreement. Veteran Peel Police Officer Facing Child Porn Charges. Gas Prices To Drop Overnight. South Korea Says It Exchanged Fire With North Korea.
Ashley Madison Hack Includes Hundreds of Gov’t Email Addresses
It turns out that more than 600 Federal Government email addresses appear on a list of people who subscribed to the Canadian owned website Ashley Madison. Members of the site are in fear that their log-ins and their privacy will be leaked through data that has now been obtained by other websites. The site for cheating spouses does not send verification emails, which means that accounts might not apply to the actual users of the site. Security expert Jim Stickley says not many people seem to care that the website promotes adultery. Ashley Madison’s parent company, Avid Life Media, has indicated that it is actively monitoring and investigating the leak. There hundreds of addresses on the list that are associated with agencies like, the RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, the Canada Revenue Agency and justice and public works.
OSSTF Reaches Tentative Agreement
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation says it has signed a tentative contract agreement with the province and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association but no details have been announced yet. The union says the deal must be endorsed by local leaders before it is presented to all members for ratification. Word of the agreement comes as unions representing the 115-thousand Ontario teachers remain at the bargaining table. The unions have warned of co-ordinated job actions if there are no new agreements when classes resume, but none is threatening a full scale strike at this point. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association is scheduled to return to bargaining today and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario doesn’t return to bargaining until September 1st.
Veteran Peel Police Officer Facing Child Porn Charges
Peel Police are charging a detective on fraud and child pornography related offences. Chief Jennifer Evans says an investigation was launched following a complaint filed in April 2015. Following an in-depth investigation by the Internal Affairs Bureau, Peel officers charged 30 year member of Peel Regional Police on numberous charges on Wednesday morning. Officials say Detective Craig Wattier, supervisor assigned to the Technological Crime Unit, is facing faces five charges, including accessing child pornography, possession of child pornography, and two counts of fraud over $5,000. Wattier is currently in police custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at the William Davis Courthouse in Brampton.
Gas Prices To Drop Overnight
The price at the pump is going down three cents a litre overnight. Dan McTeague with GasBuddy.com says the price in Toronto will go from $1.11.9 to $1.08.9. McTeague states that gas prices tend to slump around the end of summer. McTeague adds that market traders will want to make sure they’re not left with too much inventory as we head into a low demand season.
South Korea Says It Exchanged Fire With North Korea
Continuing escalation saw North and South Korea exchange fire over the world’s most heavily fortified border on Thursday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. South Korea fired dozens of shells at North Korea after the North fired a single rocket at a South Korean town. The North was backing an earlier threat to attack the South. After a lull of 11 years, border loudspeakers started broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda. The broadcasts are a response to accusation that the North planted land mines on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone, injuring two South Korean soldiers earlier this month.