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 – 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 – Snapchat opens up to 3rd party developers, World Cup a testbed for new tech, Tesla announces full autopilot

Snapchat opens its platform up to third party developers, the 2018 World Cup is a testbed for new tech, and Tesla announces full autopilot. First up from LinkedIn, Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc.

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, calls Facebook controversy ‘unfounded’

The company at the centre of Facebook Inc.'s recent privacy scandal is shutting down. In a Wednesday press release, London, U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica announced that it had "filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook to let users erase personal data, halt further collection, Zuckerberg announces at F8

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know the social media giant is serious about improving user privacy standards. Zuckerberg began his opening keynote at Facebook's sort-of annual F8 Developer Conference,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook reports strong first-quarter revenue growth, despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook Inc. released its first-quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn't appear to have made a dent in its revenue or user base. In an April 25 press

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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 – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 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

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs