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Top Canadian researcher says AI robots deserve human rights

Should artificially intelligent robots have the same rights as people? Yes, says one of Canada’s top artificial intelligence (AI) entrepreneurs. Suzanne Gildert is co-founder and chief scientific officer of Kindred AI, a Vancouver

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Christine Wong

Samsung head sentenced to five years in bribery trial

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been convicted of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and sentenced to five years for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury. According to the Guardian,

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Samsung heir continues to deny charges in first testimony at ongoing bribery trial

Samsung Group has been no stranger to controversy over the last few months thanks to its widely-publicized exploding smartphones, and the ongoing corruption scandal involving its heir and South Korea's ousted president is

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Daaba connects businesses with nearby law service providers that fit their budget

The legal profession is currently facing something of a paradox: today's law students face decreasing job prospects and are graduating with more than $100,000 in debt, yet depending on the area of law,

Published on: August 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls

Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Although they represent two extremes of Canada’s financial services sector – FI.SPAN is a

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Christine Wong

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Controversial provision suspended, but CMOs should still comply with CASL

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) scheduled to take effect on Canada Day, CMOs will be happy to know that a controversial provision that could have allowed residents to file class-action lawsuits worth millions

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court ruling orders Google to remove results from international searches

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling ordering Google Inc. to remove international search results will ultimately give the Internet giant more power, not less, a prominent Canadian law professor has warned. Announced on

Published on: June 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

EU hits Google with a record €2.4 billion fine in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Google Inc. a record-breaking €2.42 billion - approximately $3.575 billion Canadian - for breaching EU antitrust rules, after concluding that the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant abused its

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court of Canada clears way for Facebook class action to be heard in B.C.

Facebook Inc. must defend against a class action lawsuit that it violated user privacy in B.C. court, not California, despite laying the groundwork for handling litigation in its home state in its user

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Cyber insurance is necessary for businesses

In a world where security breaches and cyber attacks have increased in recent years, businesses are looking for new ways to defend themselves. As a result, cyber insurance has become a popular method

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders that all future devices be unlocked

A key rule has been changed for Canada's wireless service providers. Under a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruling announced Thursday, carriers large and small will be obligated to unlock their customers'

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm files countersuit against Apple in royalty-driven legal battle

Four months after Apple Inc. - one of its biggest customers - filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer has struck back. On Monday Qualcomm filed a countersuit

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood