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Hashtag Trending – Google CEO’s $380M payday; Amazon, Netflix team up for lawsuit; Cambridge Analytica founder speaks out

Google CEO Sundar Pichai receives an astronomical paycheque. Amazon and Netflix are teaming up for a lawsuit against a leading U.S. provider of Android TV boxes. And Cambridge Analytica founder Aleksandr Kogan calls

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction scandal, a senior leader at Facebook confirmed to the House of Commons Standing

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

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 – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

App users value security over convenience – and biometrics over passwords, IBM finds

A recent IBM survey indicates that when logging into mobile apps, the majority of users prefer security over convenience, though millennials especially prefer the more convenient security of biometrics over passwords. According to

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

How to stay healthy like a pro athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 38

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest tech news from the last week, including MyFitnessPal's data breach, MLB's first game exclusively on Facebook, AI at the 82nd Masters, and more! Plus,

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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

Adobe wants to help customers meet data privacy standards – but are they doing enough?

LAS VEGAS - When asked to articulate his company's approach to data privacy, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said he believes the software maker has "a responsibility and an obligation" to not just encourage

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Workday and Slack announce partnership; Google, Microsoft and Facebook on the horizon

Workday is partnering with Slack and “actively partnering” with Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the company announced last week. The partnership with Slack, announced March 21, will let customers access Workday from within the

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules let your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music videos so you subscribe to its music service, and former Uber CEO Travis

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Zuckerberg breaks silence, admits mistakes, outlines next steps for Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with a public Facebook post admitting that the social media giant has made some mistakes while also outlining how

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner escalates, launches formal investigation into Facebook

Canada is joining its allies in the United Kingdom, European Union, and United States in launching a formal investigation into Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica's misuse of user data. The Office of the Privacy

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu