Hashtag Trending August 13 – Bill to stop tech giant in-app purchase control; Publishers accuse Facebook of taking content; Canada’s role in the chip shortage

U.S. Senators introduce a bill to stop Apple and Google’s control over in-app purchases, three Australian publishers are accusing Facebook of unfairly taking their content, and can Canada fill the chip shortage gap?

Published on: August 13th, 2021 Jori Negin-Shecter

Hashtag Trending August 12 – TikTok most downloaded app; Twitter’s new user interface; Facebook fights anti-vax info

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter TikTok becomes the world’s most downloaded app, Twitter has redesigned its user interface, and Facebook fights anti-vax information. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to

Published on: August 12th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending, July 9 – Trump Sues Big Tech; Right-to-Repair Talk; Steve Wozniak Speaks Out

Donald Trump is suing a number of Big Tech companies, Major global leaders are making a push for the right-to-repair, and Steve Wozniak makes a powerful statement. It’s all the biz/tech news that’s

Published on: July 9th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, July 2 – Apple’s Remote Work Pushback; Sony’s PS3 Leak; Facebook hits $1 Trillion in Value

With Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Apple responds to employee requests for remote work, Sony’s PlayStation 3 Console experiences a major leak, and Facebook’s stock value soars after a court decision. It’s all the

Published on: July 2nd, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending, June 11, 2021 – Facebook’s Sex Trafficking Underbelly; Antitrust bills could reshape Big Tech; Fastly Clears the Air

Report finds Facebook rampant with sex trafficking, an antitrust law that could reshape Big Tech, and Fastly releases a statement It’s all the biz/tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending!

Published on: June 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, June 2, 2021- US target for disinformation campaigns; Acer affected by chip shortage; Uber-style apps for off-duty policing

Facebook reports that the US is the most frequent target for disinformation campaigns, Acer is feeling the impact of the global chip shortage, and some companies are considering creating Uber-like apps for off-duty

Published on: June 2nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Shopify joins Facebook’s Libra Association

Shopify announced today that it has joined the Facebook-founded Libra Association, becoming the first new member of the organization since it was officially unveiled with 21 other partners last October. As the latest

Published on: February 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Trudeau government pushes streaming giants to support Canadian content

Released this week, a report commissioned by the federal government in 2018 suggests U.S. tech companies, including Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, should collect the same taxes as those collected by Canadian companies, and

Published on: January 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits to another data leak, Netflilx’s war on password sharing, Google voice-assistant training

New logo, same Facebook, Netflix doesn’t want you to share, and a feel-good campaign to help Google Assistant better understand people with speech impairments. Facebook may have a new logo, but the social

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Facebook’s Libra project confirms its governing council after several major companies withdraw

After some of its major backers including eBay, MasterCard, PayPal and Visa Inc. announced their withdrawals, 21 members of the Facebook-led Libra Association formally signed onto its charter and formalized the Libra Association

Published on: October 16th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new business venture, IT safeguards from Elections Canada, Uber’s new safety system

Facebook is hoping to replace your smartphone with smart glasses, Elections Canada beefs up IT security ahead of October 21st, and Uber is set to launch a new safety system for riders and

Published on: September 19th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Database with phone numbers of millions of Facebook users found on Internet

A server with databases holding the phone numbers and identity numbers of perhaps as many as 200 million Facebook users in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries has been found open on

Published on: September 5th, 2019 Howard Solomon

DMG says Facebook’s new Libra coin is a ‘great idea’ and will push crypto into the mainstream

Facebook is probably not the company most people want to see dabbling in cryptocurrency, but the corporation's launch of its new digital coin next year could finally lead to crypto's mainstream acceptance, according

Published on: July 9th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – A new iPod touch; IKEA plays with AR; Zuckerberg says no to summons

Apple releases a new iPod Touch; Ikea continues to dabble with augmented reality, and Zuckerberg blows off Canada’s House of Commons. After a four-year hiatus, Apple is releasing a new iPod. Sporting the

Published on: May 29th, 2019 Alex Coop