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

Hashtag Trending – Youtube shooter’s motive; Zuckerberg pressured; Sunsama

More details emerge about the Youtube shooter, Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to step down as Facebook chairman, and a new productivity tool that sounds pretty great. Trending on Youtube, is a CBS

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Zuckerberg is ‘sorry’ but not stepping down as Facebook restricts data access for developers

Facebook CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg again told media that he made mistakes that lead to privacy violations by third-party developers and tampering in election campaigns around the world, but that he's not

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry sues again – this time it’s Snapchat for patent infringement

A month after suing Facebook, BlackBerry is going after Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. To make up for its decline in revenues since ditching the smartphone market, the Canadian tech company has been

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

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 – Facebook privacy backlash, Adobe Summit, Dropbox IPO

Even Elon Musk is jumping on the anti-Facebook bandwagon, Adobe prepares to host some A-listers for its Digital Marketing Summit, and a successful Dropbox IPO could inspire more startups to go public. The

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

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

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Could coaches be replaced by AI? – Tech in Sports Ep. 35

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including Facebook winning the rights to exclusively stream Wednesday MLB games, Adidas plans to 3D print 100,000 shoes

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s fatal crash, EU to investigate Facebook, Apple finally making its own screens

Uber is pausing autonomous car tests after a fatal crash in Arizona, EU officials want to investigate Facebook after last week’s Cambridge Analytica reveal, and Apple may finally be manufacturing its own screens.

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Alex Radu