Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – WFH woes; Dropbox makes WFH permanent; Former Facebook exec speaks out

It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday October 16, and I’m your host Alex Coop. More WFH woes, but in the meantime Dropbox makes WFH

Published on: October 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Revisiting old websites; Contact tracing mishap; WFH dress codes

We take a trip down memory lane to revisit old websites and feel old, pubs and restaurants sell contact tracing information; and is it time to consider work from home dress codes? It’s

Published on: October 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – GPS track sea turtle traffickers; Netflix Canada hikes prices; IBM spinoff

GPS tracks sea turtle traffickers; Netflix Canada is hiking its prices, and IBM says goodbye to its managed infrastructure services It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending!

Published on: October 9th, 2020 Alex Coop

MapleSEC Day 2 Recap – Training and Culture

Getting an entire organization to buy into strong cybersecurity practices is easier said than done. The remote work era has forced business leaders and employees to take cybersecurity much more seriously, but it’s

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

MapleSec Day 1 Recap: The Threatscape

Before anyone even uttered the word “ransomware” or “attack vector,” it warmed my heart to hear that we had well over 1,000 people tuning in from across Canada to the inaugural MapleSEC event.

Published on: October 5th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – 19,000 Amazon workers with COVID-19; States use Apple-Google contact tracing app framework; Digital tattoos

Amazon says more than 19,000 of its frontline workers contracted COVID-19 this year, a few states have warmed up to the Apple-Google framework for contact tracing apps, and some tips on how to

Published on: October 5th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Cybersecurity Awareness Month begins; Microsoft announces hardware; Drone delivers organs

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here; Microsoft announces some new hardware, and a drone test flights in Nevada turn heads. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: October 2nd, 2020 Alex Coop

IDC Canada survey: Digital thermometer checkpoints more popular than contact tracing among businesses

A sudden rise in infection rates across Canada - but mainly in Ontario - has forced businesses to rethink their plans to return to the office, and according to IDC Canada’s Nigel Wallis,

Published on: October 1st, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Arm looks to dominate; Amazon release new gizmos; Civil Rights group targets Facebook

The core wars is heating up, Amazon releases new gizmos and one of them, in particular, is driving people crazy, and a Civil Rights group mounts an attack against Facebook. It’s all the

Published on: September 28th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – New Microsoft Office; Google Maps COVID overlay; Shopify employees steal data

Microsoft will release a new perpetual Office license in 2021, you’ll soon be able to use Google Maps to keep tabs on COVID outbreaks in your area, and Shopify nabs two employees who

Published on: September 25th, 2020 Alex Coop

Microsoft Canada launches Azure Availability Zones in Canada

Microsoft Canada is launching availability zones in Canada, following through on a promise made in January and competing with similar infrastructure already rolled out by Google and Amazon Web Services. The new Azure

Published on: September 23rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – TikTok update; Facebook slammed in The Times; iOS 14 home screens

The TikTok sweepstakes has an update, Facebook gets slammed in the New York Times, and iPhone owners are suddenly obsessed with sharing their flashy new home screens. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: September 21st, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Another 1-on-1 with Gates; DuckDuckGo is growing; Civil rights group calls out Facebook

Bloomberg goes one-on-one with Bill Gates, DuckDuckGo is picking up steam, and a civil rights group calls out Facebook. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Alex Coop

The 12 biggest tech acquisitions of all time

Published on: September 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Don’t expect ‘the flying cars’ of remote learning this fall, but it’s got to be better, experts say

Teachers and students - not to mention parents - are facing tremendous uncertainty heading into this fall semester. Provinces are pushing forward with in-person classes, but many critics question the move and expect

Published on: August 31st, 2020 Alex Coop