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Hashtag Trending – Spring and LG announce 5G phone; Turkey looks to ban iPhones; Welfare recipients tracked in California

Sprint and LG announce a new 5G phone, Turkey looks to boycott iPhones, and California officials track welfare recipients with license plate readers. Up first, trending on Twitter - Spring and LG are

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google is tracking you at all times; Netflix’s CFO is stepping down; kids hacking election results?

Google is tracking your every move, despite privacy settings, Netflix’s chief financial officer is stepping down after 14 years and kids hacking election results? First, trending on Google: Google itself is watching you,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New ITAC report encourages government to promote a ‘data marketplace’

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) wants to see Canada become a leader in developing what it calls a "data-driven digital economy"; and to that end is encouraging the federal government to

Published on: July 25th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Hashtag Trending – Pinterest ad sales nearing $1 billion USD; Uber/Lyft ban driver for filming riders; Tesla asking suppliers for refunds

Pinterest’s ad sales are approaching $1 billion USD in revenue. Uber and Lyft cut ties with a driver who secretly filmed hundreds of passengers. And Tesla is asking some of its suppliers for

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter commit to open source data portability

Several of the world's biggest tech brands announced plans to allow users to transfer their data from one platform to another today, as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook announced they are collaborating on

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New Zealand company violated rights of Canadians, says privacy commissioner

How far can companies go using personal information of people copied from a publicly-available website? Not far at all if it involves Canadians who don't give their consent, according to a decision released

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Toronto man sues Facebook $500,000 for ‘anxiety’ related to Cambridge Analytica breach

A Toronto resident is suing Facebook for $500,000 in relation to the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach. Alfonzo Mattucci has filed a suit against Facebook Inc., Facebook Canada. and Cambridge Analytica, claiming he has

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

GDPR 40 days later: How do you hire a data protection officer, and what do they actually do?

Forty days after the E.U.'s Global Data Protection Regulation came into effect, there are 60 data protection officers to be found in Canada on LinkedIn and another 15 job postings mentioning the position. Required

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – California passes new privacy law; Adidas gets hacked; AI companion heads to space

California passes a new data privacy law, Adidas reports a data breach, and a robot named CIMON joins astronauts in space. From LinkedIn - Consumers in California will have more control over their

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Federal government launches consultations for national data strategy

Even before Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal started making headlines, experts were sounding the alarm about how the mountains of data generated by Canadians' online activities was being collected and used - and the

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook glitch briefly made private posts public. And new copyright legislation proposed by the

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood