Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Kanye West-Elon Musk bromance; Shazam! Apple slapped by regulators; dead guy can’t unlock his iPhone

Kanye West and Elon Musk just can’t get enough of each other on Twitter. Apple is running into trouble with European regulators. And police in Florida attempt a unique, if somewhat grotesque, way

Published on: April 24th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s reputation for AI and beauty on display at Techstars Demo Day

Judging by Techstars Toronto demo day, Managing Director Sunil Sharma had a very productive Web Summit in Lisbon. It was at that November conference that Sharma not only convinced two international startups to

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon partners with Best Buy; Blockchain may help space travel; Abu Dhabi to get hyperloop by 2020

Amazon has a new partnership with Best Buy, NASA is looking at blockchain technology as a way to help with deep space travel, and Abu Dhabi is getting an operational hyperloop by 2020.

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued

There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down after a cyber attack, and Facebook gets hit with a class action lawsuit.

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New Facebook data breach may include messages of 48 million users, House of Commons committee told

The cyber security firm that uncovered a data breach involving a B.C.-based firm with links to Cambridge Analytica is aware of another Facebook data breach that may involve the private messages of as

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Undercover at Amazon; Weibo’s LGBT backlash; Free antivirus software really works

Details you never wanted to know about the guy that packed your Amazon package. A Chinese social network reverses its controversial stance on gay content. And if you’re looking for the best antivirus

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mobile industry organizes to unseat Facebook’s digital identity dominance

The option to “login with Facebook” just isn’t what it used to be. Since Facebook Connect launched in 2008 the social network has tapped into its repository of user profiles to provide a

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to face congress; David Livingston’s sentencing; Ubisoft Winnipeg announced

Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before U.S. Congress, a top political aide in Ontario will be sentenced for deleting emails, and the producer of Far Cry 5 is moving to Winnipeg. The

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner’s Facebook investigation expands to include AggregateIQ

Two of Canada's privacy watchdogs will combine their efforts, and their files, to do a joint investigation of Facebook and AggregateIQ, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. The federal

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Youtube shooter’s motive; Zuckerberg pressured; Sunsama

More details emerge about the Youtube shooter, Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to step down as Facebook chairman, and a new productivity tool that sounds pretty great. Trending on Youtube, is a CBS

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Zuckerberg is ‘sorry’ but not stepping down as Facebook restricts data access for developers

Facebook CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg again told media that he made mistakes that lead to privacy violations by third-party developers and tampering in election campaigns around the world, but that he's not

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Spotify’s IPO booms, Google’s machine learning figures out ramen, medical supply drone can fly at about 80 mph

Spotify is having a great debut on the public-market, Google’s machine learning software can now identify ramen by shop, and a medical supply drone will be making its debut in countries like the

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How Canada’s zero-gravity research jet helped HP build printers for space

Onboard the April 2 resupply mission to the International Space Station are three zero-gravity HP Envy printers. Learn how HP conducted research with the National Research Council of Canada to prepare for this

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Montreal doctor’s invention integrated to Philips portable ultrasound system

A Canadian doctor is behind a new technology that allows ultrasound images to be shared in realtime via smartphones and tablets. Montreal-based Dr. Yanick Beaulieu is the entrepreneur and cardiologist behind Reacts, a

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

This one link is the only way to truly delete your Facebook profile

Nine years after the Privacy Commissioner of Canada requested that Facebook make its account deletion option more accessible, the link to do so remains as hidden and hard to find as ever. Meanwhile,

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson